My New York by Kathy Jakobsen
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A young New Yorker writes to her friend from the Midwest to tell about the things they will see in the city when Martin comes to visit her.
 

About Kathy Jakobsen

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Kathy Jakobsen is one of America's premier folk artists. Her paintings are wildly collected and are part of a number of permanent collections, including the Museum of American Folk Art and the Smithsonian.
 
Published October 1, 2003 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. 44 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, History. Fiction

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Folk-artist Jakobsen fills her precise illustrations with details to explore, employing different points of view to good advantage: the Empire State Building in perspective from the street (sideways on a foldout page) plus a panorama from its top on the verso;

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First published in 1993, and praised in a PW starred review as ""a splendid tribute to the city that never sleeps,"" this updated edition includes additional scenes such as the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, New Year's Eve in Times Square and a 4th of July celebration with a view of the twin...

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Her fastidiously detailed oil paintings illustrate a chatty letter written by a girl named Becky to a friend who will soon be moving from the Midwest to New York.

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