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A Nickel, A Trolley, A Treasure House
Growing up on the Lower East Side, Lionel knows only a tiny tenement apartment and a few crowded streets. He scribbles drawings on every available scrap of paper but doesn’t think much of them—until he takes a momentous streetcar journey to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. There, he finds that the world is a wider and more exciting place than he could have imagined. With ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published March 15th 2007 by Viking Juvenile
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This story takes place on Manhattan's Lower East side in the early 1900s. Lionel's older brother make deliveries, peddle chestnuts and ices, and shine shoes to help out. Lionel's sister works with their mother in the dress shop. Lionel spends his time drawing anywhere he can. Lionel's parents do not really approve of this hobby, but his teacher encourages his talent. His teacher treats him to a trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Before going, he worries about finding the money to take the ...more
A wonderful story of a Jewish immigrant boy living in NYC in the early 1900's who has a talent for drawing. His teacher takes him on a trolley ride for the first time, crossing Delancy to visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art. This book shows the wonders of a museum to a child seeing them for the first time. This story is based on the life of the author's grandfather who became an artist.
Apr 08, 2015 Paige rated it really liked it
A wonderful picture book about a Jewish boy in Brooklyn in the early 1900's, and his trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The paintings in the museum inspire him to become an artist. Lots of intriguing bits of culture and the colors of turn-of-the-century New York.