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All Around the Town by Phyllis McGinley 1948 VERY RARE CHILDREN'S BOOK!
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All Around the Town by Phyllis McGinley 1948 VERY RARE CHILDREN'S BOOK!
All Around the Town by Phyllis McGinley 1948 VERY RARE CHILDREN'S BOOK!

All Around the Town by Phyllis McGinley 1948 VERY RARE CHILDREN'S BOOK!

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This version of the book runs for $60 on Amazon!

Extremely well condition, slight sticker damage on front and back and hardly noticeable water damage inside (no stains, just faint wrinkling). Hardcover.

Extraordinary artwork/illustrations, teaches alphabets as well as things that go on in a city.

Amazon reviews:
"All Around the Town by Phyllis McGinley takes us all over an anonymous, somewhat dark city-implicitly New York-making stops at each letter of the alphabet. One might guess that K is for kindergarten and S for subway; but would one guess that C is for circus and H for horse? Not in a city of the nineties. Still, thanks to the bright, impressionistic drawings-now watercolor, now charcoal-and its sweeping vistas of the city, the book is far from quaint. Rather, it's beautiful and optimistic. A small poem also accompanies each letter. Sadly, the title is out of print, and libraries are apparently getting rid of their copies, as we've found two library discards in the last year. Each had children's scribbles here and there-no surprise. We highly recommend the book for people of all ages, but especially New Yorkers."

"Phyllis McGinley is a great author. There are other fine books by her, but this is certainly the best. This book talks about all the things that you would find around a big city, especially New York. There are 27 poems including a parody on East Side West Side. Then they talk about different things from A to Z that you would see especially around a big city. For Example E is for Escalator, and S is for Subway. We checked it out of the library and really thought of not returning it but just paying for the book, but we didn't want to deny other children the joy of reading it. We just got back from New York City, and recited most of the book to them. We're going to try to get it with your search, but we don't think you will ever find a good copy. Most of them are probably falling apart from so much love and use. Please encourage the publisher to reprint it. The lessons it teaches are desperately needed in todays violent society. Through the pages children can visit a much better place."
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