NEW: 50 CITIES in the U.S.A.
written by Gabrielle Balkan | illustrated by Sol Linero
published by Wide-Eyed Editions | September 7, 2017 |
ages 7 + | 112 pages | 11 x 13.3"
>> now available: amazon | barnes & noble | indiebound
>> signed copies available through Books Are Magic in Brooklyn
>> SNEAK PEEK: San Fransisco
>> SNEAK PEEK: The City of Lights and Flowers
>> SNEAK PEEK: Old Pueblo
Take a tour of America's best-loved—and lesser-known—urban delights in this compendium of 50 city maps. Enjoy skyscraper streets, museum miles, local food trucks, and city parks from Anchorage to Washington, D.C. and discover more than 2,000 facts that celebrate the people, culture, and diversity that have helped make America what it is today.
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"The creators of the fact-packed The 50 States (2015) give as many of the United States’ bustling burgs similarly upbeat, panoramic overviews. As selective as the companion outing but a trove of data nonetheless for tourists of both the active and armchair sorts." - Kirkus
"An incredible resource, meticulously written and researched, thoughtfully designed and gorgeously illustrated. A must for every home library." - Little Lit Book Series
METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART
In 2011, the museum’s mummy of Nesmin was given a CT scan. The scan revealed 31 amulets wrapped in the folds, and signs that Nesmin had arthritis.
In what city can you find Nesmin?
1904 SUMMER OLYMPICS
In 1904, gymnast George Eyser won six metals while competing with a wooden prosthetic leg.
In what city did the 1904 Olympics take place?
GOLDEN GATE FORTUNE COOKIE FACTORY
See how these treats are made, right across the bay from Oakland, where the fortune cookie folding machine was invented.
In what city can you find this factory?