Subway by Anastasia Suen

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a rush of air

a car is there

hop, hop, hop

on the subway!

Come along for the ride as a little girl and her mother hop on the subway.  From spinning turnstiles and musicians performing on the platforms to people hopping off and on and lights flashing past in the tunnels, the sights and sounds of the subway have an energy all their own.  Anastasia Suen's sprightly text and Karen Katz's brightly colored patterns and lively perspectives combine for a pitch perfect celebration of an underground train ride, where the hustle and bustle is only part of the fun.


About Anastasia Suen

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Anastasia Suen, author of more than 60 books for children and Picture Writing (Writer's Digest Books, 2003), co-taught children's literature at University of North Texas. She currently teaches the Story Structure Workshop at Southern Methodist University and children's writing workshops online. Suen talks about books and writes with children and adults at schools, libraries, bookstores, book festivals and conferences. A credentialed elementary school teacher, she is on the Reading Advisory Board for the Rosen Publishing Group and has worked as a poetry consultant for Sadlier-Oxford. A former director of Seminars in Children's Literature and advisor for the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, Suen is a co-founder of the Writers Roundtable Conference. She is on the Children's Book Council Children's Book Authors and Illustrators List and the "Great Children's Poets" List.
Published March 8, 2004 by Viking Books for Young Readers. 40 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books.

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The passengers show constant delight, from their gleeful dances to the music, to their tight squeeze into a car: “open the door / to let in more / more, more, more / on the subway.” Movement and energy fill the bright and crowded pages since this is the subway as seen through the eyes of one thri...

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"We go down/ to go uptown/ down, down, down/ in the subway"—opens the text as a mother and young daughter embark on an exuberant underground excursion. In 14 simple quatrains, Suen (

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In 14 simple quatrains, Suen (Window Music ) turns city life into one big happy hub-bub;

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