Winner of the 2012 Marion Vannett Ridgway Honor Award!
"Martin, in her children's book debut, delivers images of meditative calm; in each spread, blocks of translucent color fill in the background, leaving the contours of the pictures' subjectshands playing instruments, bodies, buildingsoutlined by the white space that remains. Martin succeeds in capturing a world of sound using only visual cues."
"Dazzling cityscapes and 19 cats to count make this a captivating read for all ages."
San Francisco Chronicle
"Amy Martin masters the use of color to denote emotion
This book will be treasured in one's family library, especially by music loving urbanites, and further, passed on for generations.
Symphony City encapsulates the emotive experience of listening to and playing music, a feat as it stands, but also demonstrates the power music wields to soothe, nurture, and even bring someone, in a sense, home."
About the Author
Amy Martin is a Midwest-raised, Los Angeles-based illustrator. Amy has contributed work to The New York Times, 826LA, McSweeney's, Chiat|Day, Manifest Hope, Smog Design, The Advocate, the Los Angeles Times, the Detroit Free Press, and Knock Knock.