Mural on Second Avenue and Other City Poems (Hardcover)
Candlewick Press (MA), 9780763619879, 32pp.
Publication Date: March 3, 2005
Brought to life through Roma Karas's simple, vibrant illustrations, this collection of poetry by Lilian Moore offers a loving tribute to small moments in the big city, and to the children who live there. Lilian Moore had a lifetime of experience as an author of books for young readers -- and a particular expertise for observing and celebrating life from a child's point of view. In this collection, seventeen poems speak to the joys and everyday wonders of city living, including the hush of a snowy morning, the grandeur of skyscrapers and bridges, the phantom faces reflected in store windows, and the transforming effects of a neighborhood mural painted "on the blank / unwindowed wall" by someone "dreaming / to the slap of a / wet brush.
About the Author
Lilian Moore (1909-2004) wrote many well-loved books for children, including I'LL MEET YOU AT THE CUCUMBERS; ADAM MOUSE'S BOOK OF POEMS; DON'T BE AFRAID, AMANDA; POEMS HAVE ROOTS; LITTLE RACCOON; and I'M SMALL. She was a recipient of the Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children from the National Council of Teachers of English. Roma Karas was born in Russia and was interested in art throughout his childhood there. Eventually, he moved to the United States and attended the Rhode Island School of Design. Roma Karas now lives in New York, where he works as an illustrator and bookmaker. MURAL ON SECOND AVENUE is his first book with Candlewick Press.