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The Steps Across the Water
on January 21, 2013
Adam Gopnik's The Steps Across the Water is a charming and inventive fairytale about New York City (or U Nork. If you are a New Yorker, or a frequent visitor to the city, you will recognize many of the author's inventions in the novel. If you are not, don't worry--it will give you a marvelous introduction to an epic city. The heroine of the book is smart, brave and ingenious and people may recognize her brother as the protagonist in another novel by Adam Gopnik, The King in the Window (a fairytale about Paris). Whether you are an older child, a teen, young adult, or adult, this book is an excellent read, and is great for reading aloud, as well.