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Block City
Contributor(s): Stevenson, Robert Louis (Author), Kirk, Daniel (Illustrator)

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ISBN: 0689869649     ISBN-13: 9780689869648
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
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Binding Type: Hardcover - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: August 2005

Annotation: Robert Louis Stevenson's classic poem celebrates the magic of a child's imagination as it tells the story of a young builder using blocks to create his own city. Kirk's vivid illustrations bring the images of Stevenson's world to life. Full color.
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Imagination & Play
Dewey: 821.8
LCCN: 2005296281
Age Level: 4-7
Grade Level: Preschool-2
Physical Information: 0.5" H x 10.2" W x 10.2" (1.00 lbs) 32 pages
Features: Ikids, Illustrated, Price on Product
Review Citations: Ingram Children's Advance 07/01/2005 pg. 23
Booklist 06/01/2005 pg. 1824
Kirkus Review - Children 07/01/2005 pg. 744
School Library Journal 08/01/2005 pg. 106
Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/2006 pg. 166 - Recommended, Satisfactory
Publishers Weekly 11/21/2005
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 101231
Reading Level: 2.8   Interest Level: Lower Grades   Point Value: 0.5
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
Publisher Description:
What are you able to build with your blocks?

Renowned illustrator Daniel Kirk has joined his "blocks" -- in this case, bright colors, bold shapes, and retro style -- with Robert Louis Stevenson's classic poem to construct a nostalgic yet exuberant celebration of fun and imagination. It is a joyous look at playtime that will encourage toddlers to build dreams all their own

Contributor Bio(s): Kirk, Daniel: - Daniel Kirk has written and illustrated numerous books, including Hush, Little Alien; Bigger; Humpty Dumpty; Jack and Jill; Moondogs; and Snow Family. In addition he has illustrated two poetry collections; Go! and Dogs Rule!; and several titles by other authors, namely Chugga Chugga Choo Choo and My Truck Is Stuck by Kevin Lewis, and Hello, Hello! by Miriam Schlein. Kirk lives in New Jersey with his wife, author-illustrator Julia Gordon, and three teenage children.Stevenson, Robert Louis: - Robert Louis Stevenson was born on November 13, 1850. He spent his childhood in Edinburgh, Scotland, but traveled widely in the United States and throughout the South Seas. The author of many novels, including The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Kidnapped, The Black Arrow, and Treasure Island, he died in 1894.
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