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Publisher Comments:

Suppose you are a
CITY.
Yes, you, looking at this book.
Who named you
SANTA FE,
or
PORTLAND,
or
TOMBSTONE,
or
whatever your name is?

This book invites you to a big party with lots and lots of relatives, near and far, from all over tha nation. These relatives will be glad to meet YOU!

Review:

"In an inventive book that pictures U.S. cities as aristocrats, explorers and Native Americans, Raschka (Mysterious Thelonius) blithely explains that 'a thousand names, a hundred languages... and a million people name one nation.' New York, in its post — Nieuw Amsterdam incarnation, appears as a bewigged and snow-white-powdered Duke of York, prancing in a red coat and buckle shoes. Like the other personified cities, he wears a hat that alludes to his home's distinctive architecture — in this case, a stylized sky-blue Empire State Building. Multiethnic New Yorkers might rightly protest this monochromatic and dandyish depiction. But optimistic Raschka barely alludes to the conflicts and mixed populations that give places their names. Graceful Minneapolis, 'part Sioux, part Greek,' does stand a bit aloof, but overall these variegated cities get along. New York throws a party and invites German princess Charlotte, dancing Waikiki, San Francisco cloaked in brown monk's robes (for its St. Francis of Assisi roots) and Pittsburgh, who wears a Revolutionary general's blue coat and a cap topped with three steel-era smokestacks. Conversation starts slowly, but then 'Beulah met Bethesda. They're both Aramaic!' and Greek, white-bearded Philadelphia clasps hands with Memphis, called after an Egyptian city. At the end of the night, New York politely says, 'Buenos noches, Las Vegas. Au revoir, Lafayette. Darling Salem, shalom.' Raschka's lilting approximate rhyme, and his piquant watercolors on clean white paper, make this book an aural and visual pleasure, a gateway to understanding the complicated histories in unusual words' origins. Ages 4-7. (Oct.) " Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Review:

"Raschka's illustrations rendered in ink and watercolor employ his loose, impressionistic, brushy style to perfect effect, giving the book its humor while artfully delivering his message and entertaining information." School Library Journal

Review:

"The humor with which Raschka invests his cities with personality is entirely winning." Kirkus Reviews

Synopsis:

Suppose you are a

CITY.

Yes, you, looking at this book.

Who named you

SANTA FE,

or

PORTLAND,

or

TOMBSTONE,

or

whatever your name is?

This book invites you to a big party with lots and lots of relatives, near and far, from all over tha nation.

These relatives will be glad to meet YOU!

Synopsis:

Suppose you are a

CITY.

Yes, you, looking at this book.

Who named you

SANTA FE,

or

PORTLAND,

or

TOMBSTONE,

or

whatever your name is?

This book invites you to a big party with lots and lots of relatives, near and far, from all over tha nation.

These relatives will be glad to meet YOU

About the Author

Chris Raschka is the illustrator of andlt;iandgt;The Hello, Goodbye Windowandlt;/iandgt;, which was awarded the Caldecott Medal. He is also the illustrator of the Caldecott Honor Book andlt;iandgt;Yo! Yes?andlt;/iandgt;;andlt;iandgt; Charlie Parker Played Be Bopandlt;/iandgt;;andlt;iandgt; Mysterious Theloniousandlt;/iandgt;;andlt;iandgt; John Coltraneand#8217;s Giant Stepsandlt;/iandgt;; and andlt;iandgt;Canand#8217;t Sleep.andlt;/iandgt; He lives with his wife and son in New York City.Chris Raschka is the illustrator of andlt;iandgt;The Hello, Goodbye Windowandlt;/iandgt;, which was awarded the Caldecott Medal. He is also the illustrator of the Caldecott Honor Book andlt;iandgt;Yo! Yes?andlt;/iandgt;;andlt;iandgt; Charlie Parker Played Be Bopandlt;/iandgt;;andlt;iandgt; Mysterious Theloniousandlt;/iandgt;;andlt;iandgt; John Coltraneand#8217;s Giant Stepsandlt;/iandgt;; and andlt;iandgt;Canand#8217;t Sleep.andlt;/iandgt; He lives with his wife and son in New York City.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780689846007
Author:
Raschka, Chris
Publisher:
Atheneum Books
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Picturebooks
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
People & Places - United States
Subject:
Cities and towns
Subject:
Individuality
Subject:
Celebrations - Parties
Subject:
Concepts - Words
Subject:
Parties
Subject:
Children s humor
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B221
Series:
Richard Jackson Books
Publication Date:
September 2005
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to 2
Language:
English
Illustrations:
f-c jkt-int.
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
12 x 9 in 17.465 oz
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
4-7

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Product details 40 pages Atheneum Books - English 9780689846007 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In an inventive book that pictures U.S. cities as aristocrats, explorers and Native Americans, Raschka (Mysterious Thelonius) blithely explains that 'a thousand names, a hundred languages... and a million people name one nation.' New York, in its post — Nieuw Amsterdam incarnation, appears as a bewigged and snow-white-powdered Duke of York, prancing in a red coat and buckle shoes. Like the other personified cities, he wears a hat that alludes to his home's distinctive architecture — in this case, a stylized sky-blue Empire State Building. Multiethnic New Yorkers might rightly protest this monochromatic and dandyish depiction. But optimistic Raschka barely alludes to the conflicts and mixed populations that give places their names. Graceful Minneapolis, 'part Sioux, part Greek,' does stand a bit aloof, but overall these variegated cities get along. New York throws a party and invites German princess Charlotte, dancing Waikiki, San Francisco cloaked in brown monk's robes (for its St. Francis of Assisi roots) and Pittsburgh, who wears a Revolutionary general's blue coat and a cap topped with three steel-era smokestacks. Conversation starts slowly, but then 'Beulah met Bethesda. They're both Aramaic!' and Greek, white-bearded Philadelphia clasps hands with Memphis, called after an Egyptian city. At the end of the night, New York politely says, 'Buenos noches, Las Vegas. Au revoir, Lafayette. Darling Salem, shalom.' Raschka's lilting approximate rhyme, and his piquant watercolors on clean white paper, make this book an aural and visual pleasure, a gateway to understanding the complicated histories in unusual words' origins. Ages 4-7. (Oct.) " Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "Raschka's illustrations rendered in ink and watercolor employ his loose, impressionistic, brushy style to perfect effect, giving the book its humor while artfully delivering his message and entertaining information."
"Review" by , "The humor with which Raschka invests his cities with personality is entirely winning."
"Synopsis" by , Suppose you are a

CITY.

Yes, you, looking at this book.

Who named you

SANTA FE,

or

PORTLAND,

or

TOMBSTONE,

or

whatever your name is?

This book invites you to a big party with lots and lots of relatives, near and far, from all over tha nation.

These relatives will be glad to meet YOU!

"Synopsis" by , Suppose you are a

CITY.

Yes, you, looking at this book.

Who named you

SANTA FE,

or

PORTLAND,

or

TOMBSTONE,

or

whatever your name is?

This book invites you to a big party with lots and lots of relatives, near and far, from all over tha nation.

These relatives will be glad to meet YOU

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