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We're Off to Harvard Square Hardcover – August 24, 2004
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We're Off to Harvard Square is a delight, written in sprightly verse and beautifully illustrated. It's intended for 9- to 12-year-olds, but younger kids and adults will like it, too. --Frommer's Boston
From the Inside Flap
Verse and pen-and-ink whimsy make this a "children's book for all ages" about one of New England's most popular places.
Top Customer Reviews
Written in 2004, the pictures are slowly becoming dated as Fleet is now Bank of America, and Herrel's, the ice cream parlor that has more than a few pages devoted to its delights, has recently announced it is going out of business. I'm very curious whether any money changed hands for shop-fronts and businesses to be included by name in the illustrations. Au Bon Pain is conspicuously absent, while an umbrella in another illustration boasts Samuel Adams beer. The Coop, a centerpiece of the area, is mentioned in rhyme.
All in all, it's an adorable book for a niche market- I would not recommend it for someone who's never been to Harvard Square, but if you have, it's a delight.
The Square has changed over the years, but still has that vibrant and exciting flavor that we all love. (if only they would bring back the Blue Parrot!)