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W is for Windy City: A Chicago City Alphabet Hardcover – April 8, 2010


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 6 and up
  • Grade Level: 1 - 3
  • Series: City Alphabet
  • Hardcover: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press (April 8, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1585364207
  • ISBN-13: 978-1585364206
  • Product Dimensions: 0.4 x 11 x 10.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #527,059 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

A faculty member in the Department of Education at Judson University in Elgin, Illinois, Dr. Steven L. Layne is a respected literacy consultant and keynote speaker, working with educators and children at schools and conferences throughout the world. With more than 20 years as an educator, Deborah Dover Layne has worked at elementary and middle school levels and has been a reading specialist. Currently, she is an elementary principal in Elgin. The Laynes live in St. Charles, Illinois.

Rhode Island School of Design graduate Michael Hays teaches illustration and drawing at Columbia College and lives in Oak Park, Illinois. Judy MacDonald and Michael started Painted Pony Studio in Chicago several years ago, each of them bringing their own unique style to the drawing table while illustrating books and creating art for children.


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Award-winning author and educator Steven L. Layne is the director of the Master of Education in Literacy program at Judson University in Elgin, Illinois, where he is also a professor of literacy education. He is a respected literacy consultant, motivational keynote speaker, and featured author at conferences and literary events worldwide. He lives with his wife and children in Saint Charles, Illinois.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jennifer S on November 13, 2010
Format: Hardcover
Having enjoyed other books in this series, I was delighted to find "W is for Windy City" on display at my library. The illustrations are gorgeous and detailed in the sweetest little ways...I had to smile at the Magnificent Mile illustration of a little girl carrying her American Girl doll and shopping bag from AG Place. The authors and illustrators truly did a beautiful job capturing the essence of Chicago. Anyone who has been there will immediately recognize everything in the book. There is more to it than just ABC's and landmarks. The book also teaches historical facts and character values (like the determination of the people who rebuilt the city after the Great Fire) as well as an appreciation for the cultural melting pot of the city. It has special meaning for my Ohio family because my Chicagoan step-dad died from cancer this year, and he was delighted to take us around the city on many memorable occasions. My daughter is too young to remember a lot of things, but my son (age 4) really loves to point out the Navy Pier and "Bean" illustrations and remember going there with his beloved Papa. This would be great to read to your kids before, during, or after a trip to Chicago and certainly a family heirloom to keep if you are indeed from Chicago.

Thank you for this excellent book that will be a prize in our collection for years to come!
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We love our city, and want to help our grandchildren learn about Chicago. This is a fun book that identifies major city sights, centered around the alphabet.
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