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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