City of Light, City of Dark by Avi
A Comic-book Novel

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A brilliantly visualized drama of energy that is sure to engage even the most reluctant readers. What do a meter maid, a candy maker, a seeing-eye dog, the Statue of Liberty, the New York subway system, and the ceiling of Grand Central Station have in common? Featured billing in this amazing and amusing modern-day myth.
 

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Avi's work spans nearly every genre and has received nearly every major prize, including the Newbery Medal for CRISPIN: THE CROSS OF LEAD and Newbery Honors for NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH and THE TRUE CONFESSIONS OF CHARLOTTE DOYLE. Avi lives in Denver, Colorado. You can visit him online at www.avi-writer.com.Brian Floca is the author and illustrator of MOONSHOT: THE FLIGHT OF APOLLO 11 and LIGHTSHIP, both Sibert Honor Books. He has illustrated Avi's award-winning Poppy series and, most recently, Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan's BALLET FOR MARTHA: MAKING APPALACHIAN SPRING. Brian grew up in Texas and now lives in Brooklyn, New York. Find him online at www.brianfloca.com.
 
Published September 1, 1993 by Orchard Books. 192 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books, Comics & Graphic Novels, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure. Fiction

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Thirteen-year-old Maks Geless, the oldest son of Danish immigrants, makes eight cents a day hawking The World on Manhattan street corners in 1893.

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One of the most versatile YA novelists of the day teams up with first-time illustrator Floca to produce first-rate science fiction in comic-book form. After outlining an altered version of New York Ci

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PW selected this comic-book-style novel as a 1993 Best Book of the Year, calling it ``a timeless tale.'' Ages 9-up.

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