Tuesday, July 16, 2013
On Market Street
Author: Arnold Lobel
Illustrator: Anita Lobel
Publication Year: 1981
Location: Knox County Public Library- Powell
Awards: Caldecott honor, NYT Best Illustrated, Horn Book Fanfare, ALA Notable
Summary: A charming, old-fashioned alphabet book. Inspired by seventeenth century French engravings, each stall on the market is shown by an illustration made up of the wares that eachT merchant has to sell. The details in the illustrations are charming, while the text seems to be an afterthought. However, there is a little twist at the end that shows that all the purchases are for a friend.
Classroom Ideas: Alphabet book, details in illustration.