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New York State Of Mind

4.17 of 5 stars 4.17  ·  rating details  ·  40 ratings  ·  9 reviews
Legendary performer Billy Joel's bluesy ode to New York introduces children to the verve and magic of the city.

"I'm taking a Greyhound on the Hudson River Line - I'm in a New York state of mind."

Billy Joel's evocative lyrics invite readers to tag along as two spirited little dogs experience the energy and excitement of New York City, one of the world's most visited cities.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published November 1st 2005 by Scholastic Press
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Gail Barge
I love New York City so much and this books rich illustrations made me want to leave on a greyhound bus for new york. This book could be included in a music study of the song written by Billy Joel and the beautiful images in the book could be compared to real pictures of all of the prominent locations in new york. Students could then write about their own town and all of their favorite places to go.
I really liked this picture book 'New York State Of Mind' because of the beautiful drawings in this book. I love the watercolour drawings and the style of art. It gives a colourful bright look on the famous New York City. The book is different to other picture books.The words in the book are lyrics to Billy Joel's song: New York State Of Mind. This is one of my favourite picture books that I have read.
Really simple book- sweetly stylish watercolors of New York City, paired with the lyrics of Billy Joel's song New York State of Mind. The song always makes me feel a really strong sense of nostaligia for New York (although I still live here) and the book has the same effect. It would be a good gift book for a child who had visited New York, or had a relative who lives there.
Winter Sophia Rose
Beautiful Story & Illustrations!
One of my favorite Billy Joel songs with pictures that make me homesick. But I'll look at them every time. Good companion to the song.
Love the song but it doesn't translate as a children's picture book for me despite the very appealing art.
Aug 14, 2008 Dolly rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: parents reading to their children
Shelves: childrens, 2008, other-usa
Narrative is okay - pictures are great. Our girls loved the puppy love story.
Cute book with lovely illustartions. I read during a layover at JFK.
Really cute.
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William Joseph Martin "Billy" Joel is an American pianist and singer-songwriter. He released his first hit song, "Piano Man", in 1973. According to the RIAA, he is the sixth best-selling recording artist in the United States.

Joel had Top 10 hits in the '70s, '80s, and '90s; is a six-time Grammy Award winner; and has sold in excess of 150 million albums worldwide.[2] He was inducted into the Songwr
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