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Uptown

by Collier, Bryan.

Format: Book on CD 2007
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
Available (2)
Location Collection Call #
CLP - Homewood Children's Audiovisual Collection j CD KIT
Location  CLP - Homewood
 
Collection  Children's Audiovisual Collection
 
Call Number  j CD KIT
 
 
CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Professional Collection j CD KIT
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  First Floor Children's Department - Professional Collection
 
Call Number  j CD KIT
 
 
Summary
A tour of the sights of Harlem, including the Metro-North Train, brownstones, shopping on 125th Street, a barber shop, summer basketball, the Boy's Choir, and sunset over the Harlem River. Includes musical accompaniment.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Ages 4^-8. Like the Myers' Caldecott Honor Book Harlem (1997), Collier's Uptown depicts scenes of Harlem life in lavish collages: a row of brownstones, shopping on 125th Street, the Apollo Theater, a jazz club, a barber shop, and more. But this time the text is accessible to a younger audience, and the voice belongs to a young boy instead of a literary adult. Each page begins with an observation--for example, "Uptown is a caterpillar," --that is followed by a few lines expanding the idea--" Well, it's really the Metro-North train as it eases over the Harlem River." At times, the boy's voice is too sophisticated ("Uptown is a Van Der Zee photograph"), and there's little story, even though the book is classified as fiction. It's the artwork that takes center stage, the gorgeous, textured collages giving impressions of spaces and moments in the boy's neighborhood. Suggest this to elementary-school teachers in lower grades who are looking for new materials about place and home. --Gillian Engberg"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: ""Collier's watercolor and collage artwork effectively blends a boy's idealism with the telling details of the city streets in this picture-book tour of Harlem," said PW. Ages 4-8. (Jan.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
(c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
Additional Information
Subjects African Americans -- Juvenile sound recordings.
African Americans -- Fiction.
Harlem (New York, N.Y.) -- Juvenile sound recordings.
Harlem (New York, N.Y.) -- Fiction.
Children's audiobooks.
Publisher Pine Plains, N.Y. :Live Oak Media,2007
Edition Unabridged.
Contributors Smith, Ricky.
Live Oak Media (Firm)
Participants/Performers Read by Ricky Smith.
Language English
Notes Unabridged.
Track 1: narration with page turn signals; track 2: narration with no page turn signals.
Compact disc.
Accompanying book published: New York : Henry Holt and Company, c2003.
Awards Coretta Scott King Award, illustrator, 2001
Description 1 audio disc (15 min., 35 sec.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 book (1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm)
ISBN 9781430100492 (set)
1430100494 (set)
9780805073997 (pbk.)
080507399X (pbk.)
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