My New York

New Anniversary Edition


By Kathy Jakobsen

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The beloved classic celebration of New York City by Kathy Jakobsen.

A young New Yorker writes to her friend from the Midwest to tell about the things they will see in the city… and gives a seek-and-find, kid’s eye-view of the Big Apple.

Engagingly described and sumptuously illustrated with paintings full of details to pore over again and again, the city’s pleasures almost burst off the page: 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 for visitors and locals alike.

  • Praise for My New York:
    "If you happen to like New York, you just may love Kathy Jakobsen's vision of Manhattan." --New York Times Book Review

    *"A splendid tribute to the city that never sleeps." --Publishers Weekly (starred review)

    *"An exciting and informative picture of the best of New York City life and activity. A visual treat for children from all around the country." --School Library Journal

    Praise for This Land is Your Land:
    *"This beautiful homage to America and to a favorite folk singer is sure to be a family treasure." --Publishers Weekly, starred review

    *"The complete lyrics are brought to life by stunning, vibrant folk-art illustrations of the people and places of America." --Booklist, starred review

On Sale
Oct 1, 2003
Page Count
48 pages

Kathy Jakobsen

About the Author

Kathy Jakobsen is one of America’s premier folk artists. Widely collected, her paintings are part of a number of permanent collections, including those of the Smithsonian and the AKC Museum of the Dog. She was called “one of the best landscape folk painters of the century” in the Museum of American Folk Art Encyclopedia of Twentieth-Century American Folk Art and Artists. Her work was featured in a twenty-five-year retrospective exhibit at the Housatonic Museum of Art in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and has been exhibited in Europe and Japan. Kathy moved to New York City as a young artist and lived there for eight years. Inspired by the architecture, the people, and the city’s excitement and energy, she has been using her vibrant style to capture its cityscapes and harbor scenes for her entire career. Kathy is the creator of My New York and My Washington, DC, and she did the paintings for This Land Is Your Land and Johnny Appleseed. Kathy and her family now live in Florida, but New York will always remain an inspiration for her work. She invites you to visit her at

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