Symphony City (Hardcover)
McSweeney's, 9781936365395, 48pp.
Publication Date: July 19, 2011
About the Author
Praise For Symphony City…
Winner of the 2012 Marion Vannett Ridgway Honor Award!
"Martin, in her children's book debut, delivers images of meditative calm; in each spread, blocks of translucent color fill in the background, leaving the contours of the pictures' subjectshands playing instruments, bodies, buildingsoutlined by the white space that remains. Martin succeeds in capturing a world of sound using only visual cues."
"Dazzling cityscapes and 19 cats to count make this a captivating read for all ages."
San Francisco Chronicle
"Amy Martin masters the use of color to denote emotion This book will be treasured in one's family library, especially by music loving urbanites, and further, passed on for generations. Symphony City encapsulates the emotive experience of listening to and playing music, a feat as it stands, but also demonstrates the power music wields to soothe, nurture, and even bring someone, in a sense, home."