Tuesday, July 16, 2013

On Market Street

Cover art for ON MARKET STREET

Author: Arnold Lobel
Illustrator:   Anita Lobel
Publisher:  Greenwillow
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.

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