- Age Range: 5 - 9 years
- Grade Level: Kindergarten - 4
- Hardcover: 40 pages
- Publisher: HarperCollins; First Edition edition (January 3, 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 068817552X
- ISBN-13: 978-0688175528
- Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 0.2 x 11 inches
- Shipping Weight: 13.4 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 2 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,672,409 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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How Much?: Visiting Markets Around the World Hardcover – January 3, 2006
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Kindergarten-Grade 3–Lewin captures the excitement and unexpected beauty of marketplaces on four continents. He presents eight diverse outdoor venues, each one unique in its wares, from camels outside of Cairo and boats laden with fruit in Bangkok to a flea market in a New Jersey parking lot. Lewin accompanies each double-page watercolor scene with a poetic narrative that paints an equally rich picture. Art and text work together to bring all senses into play. In a flower market in Madras, India, for example, the author describes the scent of flower petals and freshly cut stalks, the visual delight of colorful petals heaped in baskets, voices bartering, and bodies crammed into the crowded, dimly lit bazaar. And while he accurately depicts the cultural and geographic differences of markets across the world, Lewin also shows that buying, selling, and bartering, as well as the language of trade, are universal. The author even presents the phrase How much? in a variety of languages, and includes a phonetic pronunciation guide. A fine choice for libraries looking for an accessible and captivating book about the world's marketplaces.–Carol L. MacKay, Camrose Public Library, Alberta, Canada
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K-Gr. 2. A companion volume to Lewin's earlier Market! (1996), this large-format picture book takes readers to five local marketplaces on four continents: a floating market near Bangkok, Thailand; an evening bazaar for flowers in Madras, India; a marketplace in the valley below Machu Picchu, Peru; a camel market outside Cairo, Egypt; and a flea market in Lambertville, New Jersey. The look and dress of the people vary from site to site, but in each place, the purpose of a market is the same--commerce. The last two spreads provide brief stops at an "Ethiopian" market in Brooklyn and a pet market in Cairo. With several double-page spreads for each locale, Lewin's paintings offer brilliantly colored, beautifully lit, and richly detailed impressions of people and places around the world. A few lines of text on each spread comment on the scene. Carolyn Phelan
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