City Green (Hardcover)

By DyAnne DiSalvo-Ryan, DyAnne DiSalvo-Ryan (Illustrator)

HarperCollins, 9780688127862, 32pp.

Publication Date: August 15, 1994

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (2/19/2019)

List Price: 17.99*
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Description

“An optimistic tale that manages to be both encouraging yet realistic about how to do some good in your very own backyard.” Kirkus

Celebrate the 25th anniversary of City Green—the environmentally and community-conscious classic that shows the wonderful things kids can do when they put their minds to it—with this new paperback edition.

Right in the middle of Marcy’s city block is a vacant lot, littered and forlorn. Sometimes just looking at it makes Marcy feel sad. Then one spring, Marcy has a wonderful idea: Instead of a useless lot, why not a green and growing space for everyone to enjoy?

With her warm, hopeful text and inviting illustrations, DyAnne Disalvo-Ryan shows how a whole neighborhood blossoms when people join together and get involved.



About the Author

DyAnne DiSalvo-Ryan's books include Grandpa's Corner Store, A Castle on Viola Street, City Green and Uncle Willie and the Soup Kitchen. She lives in Philadelphia.



DyAnne DiSalvo-Ryan's books include Grandpa's Corner Store, A Castle on Viola Street, City Green and Uncle Willie and the Soup Kitchen. She lives in Philadelphia.



Praise For City Green

“One girl’s motivation and cheery attitude buoys this picture book about urban renewal and community action. The kindly expressions of the various gardeners provide added warmth, making DiSalvo-Ryan’s fictional block a nice place to visit.”
— Publishers Weekly

“DiSalvo-Ryan’s warm text is enhanced by her soft pencil-and-watercolor illustrations depicting a diverse neighborhood drawn together by a community project.”
— ALA Booklist

“Genuinely warm… a pleasant, positive story of cooperation.”
— School Library Journal

“An optimistic tale that manages to be both encouraging yet realistic about how to do some good in your very own backyard.”
— Kirkus Reviews