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Storied City: A Children’s Book Walking-Tour Guide to New York City

In this handy-size book, renowned critic and historian (and New Yorker) Leonard S. Marcus has created and narrated twenty walking tours of New York City based on children’s literature. Illustrated with maps, photographs, and book art, the tours can be followed from start to finish or abbreviated to suit a reader’s, or a family’s, particular interests. Together they feature over one hundred places and spaces by which New York has lit the imaginations of writers and artists as varied as E. B. White, Maurice Sendak, Judy Blume, Faith Ringgold, Madeleine L’Engle, and many more. Along the way, Marcus deftly discusses more than two hundred of the best books about New York City ever written for young people.

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3 Responses to Storied City: A Children’s Book Walking-Tour Guide to New York City

  1. Rocco Dormarunno says:
    13 of 13 people found the following review helpful:
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    A charming idea, well-executed, June 9, 2004
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    Rocco Dormarunno (Brooklyn, NY) –
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    Leonard Marcus hit upon a great idea and developed it perfectly. As a teacher, it is difficult to teach history or literature to the young and make the readings come to life. “Storied City: A Children’s Book Guide to New York City”, besides being a charming idea, is also a handy tool for parents and teachers. With this extremely convenient guide, you can walk the kids through the neighborhoods they’ve read about and enliven their reading experience. And, most importantly, Marcus writes in a way that doesn’t talk down to children, and that’s a tremendous asset.

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  2. G. DeCandido "LadyHawk" says:
    9 of 9 people found the following review helpful:
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    a perfect delight, September 29, 2003
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    With clarity and affection born of familiarity and delight, Marcus covers over 200 places and spaces in New York that have made an appearance in books for children and teenagers. He tells you how to get there and what you will see when you do. It is a lovely size, easy to carry and to hold, and it will take you on a virtual journey even if you and your children can’t do a real one.

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  3. audrey says:
    8 of 8 people found the following review helpful:
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    enjoyable tour guide for seeing NYC with kids, May 18, 2007
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    This review is from: Storied City: A Children’s Book Walking-Tour Guide to New York City (Paperback)

    We recently returned from a visit to Manhattan, having used this guide (along with several others); we found it enjoyable and useful. There are eleven tours: Lower Manhattan, Greenwich Village/East Village/SoHo, Flatiron District/Gramercy Park/Chelsea, Midtown Manhattan, Central Park/Upper East Side, Central Park/Upper West Side, Harlem/Northern Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, Staten Island; each tour includes a map of the tour, an introduction, readable text concerning authors, book settings and the history of New York City, small pictures and line drawings, and lists of additional authors connected to each area. There is no information about amenities along the way (restaurants, bathrooms, playgrounds). We found a wealth of information and many literary references — it would be smart to read this ahead of time so you can select and read some of the referenced books before your trip.

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