Mural on Second Avenue and Other City Poems

By Lilian Moore
Illustrated by Roma Karas

“Children will get the feel of the city and its delights from both the word pictures and the substantial artwork.” — Booklist

Seventeen poems by Lilian Moore speak to the joys and everyday wonders of city living, including the hush of a snowy morning, the grandeur of skyscrapers and bridges, the phantom faces reflected in store windows, and the transforming effects of a neighborhood mural painted “on the blank / unwindowed wall” by someone “dreaming / to the slap of a / wet brush.” Brought to life through Roma Karas’s simple, vibrant illustrations, this collection of poetry offers a loving tribute to small moments in the big city. Back matter includes an index of first lines.

  • A collection of seventeen of Lilian Moore s poems just right for children.
  • Celebrates city life and the people who live there.
  • Now in a paperback format perfect for classrooms.

About the author

Lilian Moore (1909-2004) wrote many well-loved books for children, including I'll Meet You at the Cucumbers; Adam Mouse's Book of Poems; Don't be Afraid, Amanda; Poems Have Roots; Little Raccoon; and I'm Small. She was a recipient of the Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children from the National Council of Teachers of English.

About the illustrator

Roma Karas was born in Russia, then moved to the USA where he attended the Rhode Island School of Design. He now lives in New York, where he works as an illustrator and bookmaker.

ISBN: 9780763663490
Imprint: Candlewick
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: September 1, 2013
Dimensions: 210 x 280mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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