Buy Used
$6.05
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Used: Very Good | Details
Sold by EMAGroup
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Ex library. Pages are crisp & clean. ***FAST SAME DAY SHIPPING INCLUDING FREE TRACKING NUMBER*** 100% satisfaction guaranteed or your money back within 30 days no questions asked. Excellent customer service is our priority will respond your call or message in 24 hours. ***CHECK OUT OUR OTHER BOOKS AND ENJOY GREAT PRICES***
Add to Cart
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Storied City: A Children's Book Walking-Tour Guide to New York City Paperback – May 12, 2003


Amazon Price New from Used from
Paperback
"Please retry"
$125.42 $2.03

100%20Children%27s%20Books%20to%20Read%20in%20a%20Lifetime


NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Hero Quick Promo
Browse in Books with Buzz and explore more details on selected titles, including the current pick, "The Good Girl" by Mary Kubica.

Product Details

  • Age Range: 12 and up
  • Grade Level: 7 and up
  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Dutton Juvenile; 1 edition (May 12, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0525469249
  • ISBN-13: 978-0525469247
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 4.2 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,254,436 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From School Library Journal

Grade 4 Up-Including both fiction and nonfiction, some popular titles and some less well known, Marcus has created a fascinating array of walking tours of New York City. The scope of this project is huge, and while not every literary landmark has been included, the author hits highlights in many of the neighborhoods of the city. Touring through each section, Marcus introduces history, characters, authors, anecdotes, quotes, and often parts of the specific stories from children's books. There are also maps and many illustrations from the books featured. Aficionados of children's literature will enjoy this title, as will city children and their families, or visitors familiar with these famous scenes and stories. This guide can be used as a resource while touring specific locations, or as an interesting history, and can be an armchair tour if preferred. Historical background on authors, illustrators, and publishing helps tie the books into the history of the city, and a bibliography of children's books set in New York City is included. Don't come to town without this handy guide.
JoAnn Jonas, Chula Vista Public Library, San Diego, CA
Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information, Inc.

About the Author

Leonard S. Marcus is one of the most respected historians and critics in the field of children's books. His recently published Ways of Telling: Conversations on the Art of the Picture Book, was starred in School Library Journal as "highly readable, often humorous, and intensely rewarding." The Horn Book, in a starred review, said: "The interchanges are as valuable for his insights and creative connections as for his subjects' revelations. His judicious questions vary like the artists themselves."

Important Information

Ingredients
Example Ingredients

Directions
Example Directions

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars
5 star
3
4 star
2
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
See all 5 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Rocco Dormarunno on June 9, 2004
Format: Paperback
Leonard Marcus hit upon a great idea and developed it perfectly. As a teacher, it is difficult to teach history or literature to the young and make the readings come to life. "Storied City: A Children's Book Guide to New York City", besides being a charming idea, is also a handy tool for parents and teachers. With this extremely convenient guide, you can walk the kids through the neighborhoods they've read about and enliven their reading experience. And, most importantly, Marcus writes in a way that doesn't talk down to children, and that's a tremendous asset.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By G. DeCandido on September 29, 2003
Format: Paperback
With clarity and affection born of familiarity and delight, Marcus covers over 200 places and spaces in New York that have made an appearance in books for children and teenagers. He tells you how to get there and what you will see when you do. It is a lovely size, easy to carry and to hold, and it will take you on a virtual journey even if you and your children can't do a real one.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By audrey TOP 500 REVIEWER on May 18, 2007
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
We recently returned from a visit to Manhattan, having used this guide (along with several others); we found it enjoyable and useful. There are eleven tours: Lower Manhattan, Greenwich Village/East Village/SoHo, Flatiron District/Gramercy Park/Chelsea, Midtown Manhattan, Central Park/Upper East Side, Central Park/Upper West Side, Harlem/Northern Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, Staten Island; each tour includes a map of the tour, an introduction, readable text concerning authors, book settings and the history of New York City, small pictures and line drawings, and lists of additional authors connected to each area. There is no information about amenities along the way (restaurants, bathrooms, playgrounds). We found a wealth of information and many literary references -- it would be smart to read this ahead of time so you can select and read some of the referenced books before your trip.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
My daughter and I only received this book a day before our trip to New York City, what we did is look through the book after each day of exploring the city and go over what we saw and then went out and bought books that sounded interesting to her about those places. Great resource it's a shame it's out of print.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
We used this book on our family trip to New York - Mom, Dad, and children ages 15, 13, 10, and 6. It was very easy to use and was a great companion as we toured the city on foot. Before we went, we read some of the books mentioned in "Storied City." Highly recommended if you are a family of book lovers.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Search

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?