Synopses & Reviews
Maira Kalman’s joyous celebration of this dazzling landmark brilliantly captures the wonder, complexity and grandiosity of Grand Central and all the people who are part of it.
Kalman’s witty text and bright, detailed illustrations bring to life “the biggest, fastest, busiest place there is.”
This special hardcover edition is being published to coincide with Grand Central’s 2013 centennial celebration.
At Grand Central Station, Chief of Police George Coppola finds lost people, and Mr. Chidchester, head of the Lost and Found, finds lost dogs. Marino Marino makes oyster stew, while thinking up interesting math problems. A man in a porkpie hat buys cherry pies. Maira Kalman's stylized artwork, along with entertaining text, brilliantly captures the excitement of Grand Central Station, "the busiest, fastest, biggest place there is."
About the Author
Maira Kalman (www.mairakalman.com)'s artwork was featured in New York's Grand Central Station during its renovation several years ago. She is the author-illustrator of numerous picture books, including Looking at Lincoln, Fireboat and What Pete Ate from A–Z, as well as adult hits such as And the Pursuit of Happiness and The Elements of Style Illustrated. She is a prolific artist whose work has been featured on a dozen New Yorker covers, and her watches, clocks, accessories and paperweights have been featured at the Museum of Modern Art store in New York City. She lives in New York City.