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Using model figures and scenes in stop-motion animation style, a delightful story of creating the first NY subways...or is it? The astonishing true story of NY City's first--and long forgotten--underground train! Way back in 1860, there were no subways, just cobblestone streets. Then Alfred Ely Beach had the idea for a fan-powered train that would travel underground. On February 26, 1870, Beach unveiled his masterpiece—and throngs of visitors took turns swooshing down the track.
A delightfully illustrated children's picture book that will be enjoyed by fans of any age. Author Shana Corey has always been intrigued by New York history, to the point of skulking around Warren and Murray Streets looking for glimpses into the past. She has written several picture books, including a New York Times Editor's Choice, Here Come the Girl Scouts!
Red Nose Studio (aka Chris Sickels) created the art for Here Comes the Garbage Barge! by Jonah Winder, which was selected as a New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book. And The Wall Street Journal called his Beginner's Guide to Running Away from Home "vivid and arresting." He has also illustrated a popular poster for the NYC Metropolitan Transit Authority, which is displayed in subway cars all over the city. Visit him at rednosestudio.com.
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Item Code SECRH Publisher Schwartz & Wade Publish Date 2016 ISBN 9780375870712 Print Status Out of Print Binding Hard Cover Dimensions 10x10 # Pages 40pg Color Full Color