“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.


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.

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.

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