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Mural on Second Avenue and Other City Poems (2013)

Author: Lilian Moore Illustrator: Roma Karas
Publisher: Candlewick
Number of pages: 32 pages

ilian Moore had a lifetime of experience as an author of books for young readers -- and a particular expertise for observing and celebrating life from a child's point of view. In this collection, seventeen poems speak to the joys and everyday wonders of city living, including the hush of a snowy morning, the grandeur of skyscrapers and bridges, the phantom faces reflected in store windows, and the transforming effects of a neighborhood mural painted "on the blank / unwindowed wall" by someone "dreaming / to the slap of a / wet brush." Back matter includes an index of first lines. Brought to life through Roma Karas's simple, vibrant illustrations, this collection of poetry by Lilian Moore offers a loving tribute to small moments in the big city, and to the children who live there.

ISBN 13: 9780763619879
Reading Level (grade): K-4

Available in English.