Cyclops of Central Park

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Product Details

Price
$17.99  $16.55
Publisher
G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
Publish Date
Pages
32
Dimensions
8.6 X 10.8 X 0.5 inches | 0.9 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780525514701

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About the Author

Madelyn Rosenberg grew up on a dead-end street with woods, a creek, and copious amounts of mud. She spent more than a decade at a daily newspaper writing stories about colorful, real-life characters. These days she enjoys making up characters of her own and is the author of several children's books including Take Care, This is Just a Test (co-written with Wendy Wan-Long Shang), How to Behave at a Dog Show, and the Nanny X series.

Victoria Tentler-Krylov grew up in Saint Petersburg, Russia, and studied architecture and urban design at Cooper Union and Columbia University. A practicing architect now living outside Boston, Victoria is continually inspired by urban landscapes but also by fantasy, possibility, and imagination. Victoria's artwork has been published by Pink Giraffe Books in Russia and by The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, and Flutter Magazine in the U.S.

Reviews

Praise for Cyclops of Central Park

"In both premise and detail, Rosenberg employs a sly sense of the absurd. . . [and] Tentler-Krylov's wildly creative illustrations are fantastical renderings of New York City as it exists in a kind of alternate reality. . . Young readers will see Cyclops' loving nature and cheer his new bravery. Delightful, witty, and not just for New Yorkers." --Kirkus Reviews

"Rosenberg's heartfelt narrative captures the very real anxiety that crowded spaces, especially congested cities, can cause. Tentler-Krylov's fanciful mixed-media art adds even more humor and gravitas to the text, with the protagonist's expressive faces sure to elicit giggles. . . Perfect for New York City-themed read-alouds and interactive lap-sits. A great addition to libraries serving young readers." --Booklist

"Nods to many New York City sights and institutions--The Guggenheim, Time Square, Yankee Stadium, the Statue of Liberty--are woven into the text and background art, which makes the fun journey worthwhile . . . [while] the illustrations capture the magic of the city and show the beauty of life and adventures with friends. VERDICT This lighthearted and clever tale will be a hit for storytime and one-on-one sharing." --School Library Journal
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