Next Stop, Grand Central

Next Stop, Grand Central

by Maira Kalman

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Overview

At Grand Central Station, Chief of Police George Coppola finds lost people, and Mr. Chidchester, head of the Lost and Found, finds lost dogs. Marino Marino makes oyster stew, while thinking up interesting math problems. A man in a porkpie hat buys cherry pies. Maira Kalman's stylized artwork, along with entertaining text, brilliantly captures the excitement of Grand Central Station, "the busiest, fastest, biggest place there is."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780698118881
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 04/23/2001
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 709,593
Product dimensions: 8.63(w) x 10.81(h) x 0.13(d)
Lexile: AD680L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

In her own words: "born. bucolic childhood. culture-stuffed adolescence. played piano. stopped. danced. stopped. wrote. discarded writing. drew. reinstated writing. married Tibor Kalman and collaborated at iconoclastic yet successful design studio. wrote and painted children's books. worried. took up Ping-Pong. relaxed. wrote and painted for many magazines.  cofounded the Rubber Band Society. amused. children: two. dog: one."
In her own words: "born. bucolic childhood. culture-stuffed adolescence. played piano. stopped. danced. stopped. wrote. discarded writing. drew. reinstated writing. married Tibor Kalman and collaborated at iconoclastic yet successful design studio. wrote and painted children's books. worried. took up Ping-Pong. relaxed. wrote and painted for many magazines.  cofounded the Rubber Band Society. amused. children: two. dog: one."

Hometown:

New York, New York

Date of Birth:

November 15, 1949

Place of Birth:

Tel Aviv, Israel

Education:

New York University, 1967-70

What People are Saying About This

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"From cover to cover, this is a giddy, quirky, unforgettable romp." —School Library Journal, starred review

"All the familiar and eccentric sorts are represented, with great originality and in brilliant color." —The New York Times Book Review

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Next Stop, Grand Central 3.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
On our last trip down the Hudson to New York City, my 3-year old daughter was fascinated with the majesty of Grand Central. Although we would be late for the first stop on our outing, we walked all over the landmark, taking in the sights and sounds. We stopped into a book store at the end of the day and found this perfect children's book that is as enjoyable for our daughter to look at as it is for us to read to her. We will definitely stock her shelves with other titles by Ms. Kalman.
allawishus on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Maira Kalman is one of my favorite artitsts, so I make sure to pick up any picture book she publishes. This one does not disappoint. It's an overview of what goes on day-to-day in Grand Central Station in NYC. She makes sure to point out the different jobs of the people who work there, from the station master to the "light-bulb-changer." You won't see Kalman attempt to depict the actual station itself, rather her conception of the station is expressed by the people there: the tourists, the people who work there, the everyday New Yorkers passing through, etc. That's a very interesting way to celebrate the station.She's so unique and wonderful! I just love Maira Kalman!
cmiersma on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is about what it's like at Grand Central. They exmplain the many different types of people that are in the train station and where they might be going or doing.This is a good example of an informational book because it starts out with straight facts about the train station and moves into a sort of story, showing who exactly goes to Grand Central. A teacher could use this book to teach about what Grand Central was and how a train station works. If the class didn't live too far, they could take a trip to a train station and possibly ride on the train. Media: Oil PaintsThe setting of this book is mainly at Grand Central, but there really is no main setting. It is mostly pictures of people and what their lives are probibly like and what they might be saying at the time. Because the book talks about so many people, I think the lack of setting is good so it doesn't confuse students when reading this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
Seems as though she is ridiculing people. The tone is mean-spirited and bitter. A children's book should be a work of art; but this book fails to express any meaningful emotional truth. Not only does the book lack good moral purpose, but there doesn't seem to be any good purpose at all.