With a young girl guiding them to all her favorite places, readers are treated to a stunning, kid's eye-view of New York City. Engagingly described and sumptuously illustrated with paintings full of details to pore over again and again, the city's pleasures almost burst of the page. Readers are introduced to the thrill of riding your own special horse on Central Park's colorful carousel, the magic of seeing the spectacular Fourth of July firewords explode over the New York skyline, and much, much more. Oversized fold-out pages of the Empire State Building, the dinosaurs at the Museum of Natural History, and Rockefeller Center at Christmastime add to the fun, while a map in the front and fun facts in the back make a helpful guide. With paintings by a premier American folk artist, this is a visual celebration of one of the world's most fabled cities sure to be treasured by young and old.
Kathy Jakobsen is one of the premier folk artists in the United States. She is the creator of My New York, This Land Is Your Land, and Johnny Appleseed, and her oil paintings have been exhibited across the United States, Europe, and Japan. The American Folk Art Museum called Kathy "one of the best landscape folk painters of the century" in their Encyclopedia of Twentieth-Century American Folk Art and Artists. In 1984, she was commissioned to create an "Easter at the White House" painting, and she is delighted to return to such an inspiring city with My Washington, DC. Kathy invites you to visit her online at kathyjakobsen.com.