I Live in Brooklyn by Mari Takabayashi

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From days on the stoop, playing hopscotch and watching fireworks from the rooftops, to school field trips into the city, where zoos and museums await, Michelle introduces readers to her favorite places and things to do.
Mari Takabayashi’s diminutive scenes, busy with cheerful detail, bring the beauty and bustle of New York City to life for children all around the world.
 

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Mari Takabayashi was born in Tokyo, Japan, and studied at Otsuma Women's College. She illustrated Flannel Kisses and Marshmallow Kisses and is the author and illustrator of I Live in Brooklyn and I Live in Toyko. She lives with her husband and their two children in New York.
 
Published April 22, 2004 by HMH Books for Young Readers. 32 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Travel, Children's Books.

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We see school texts and uniforms, Japanese writing, the Japanese zodiac, Mimiko’s top ten favorite meals, a bullet train passing Mt.

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In the opening spread, six-year-old Michelle stands on the Brooklyn Heights Promenade, the East River and Lower Manhattan behind her, and explains that Brooklyn is one of New York City’s five boroughs.

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