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Sky Scrape/City Scape (1996)

Author: Jane Yolen Illustrator: Ken Condon
Publisher: Wordsong boyds mills press
Number of pages: 32 pages

All the jump-roping, rollerskating, skyscraping excitement of city life is packed into this pulsating collection of poems selected by Jane Yolen. Poems by Langston Hughes, Jane Yolen, Rachel Field, and others capture the rush and rumble, toss and tumble of taxis and trains, pigeons and parks, sidewalks, and street cleaners. Ken Condon's bold illustrations evoke the gritty passion of the urban scene. Young readers will delight in this irresistible anthology that crackles with energy and zest.

ISBN 13: 978-1-56397-179-2
Reading Level (grade): 4-6

Available in English.