Julie Jaskol; Brian Lewis City of Angels

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City of Angels

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A fascinating tour of Los Angeles explores twenty sites of interest--from the Getty Museum to the La Brea Tar Pits--through detailed, whimsical pictures and thoughtful text which offer an appreciation for the city's long history, varied ethnic groups, and diverse neighborhoods.

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This nifty picture book/guidebook, the debut work of Angelenos Jaskol and Lewis, shouts "I love L.A.!" and may well elicit the same affection from readers. As reporters for independent newspapers in Los Angeles, the authors know well how to combine the histories of individual communities and human interest stories to create a pulsing biography of the nation's second-largest city. Readers who have never visited Southern California (and even those who live there) will take away a portrait of an urban center teeming with cultural and geographical diversity, as seen in the glitz of Hollywood and Beverly Hills, the springtime Blessing of the Animals ceremony on Olvera Street, the ringing of the Korean Bell of Friendship and the newly built Getty Center, dedicated to preserving and exhibiting fine art. Historically significant dates, anecdotes and fascinating fun facts abound, including those found in a brimming time line at the end of the book. Kleven (Abuela), also an L.A. resident, shares her favorite, often aerial perspectives of familiar places in joyfully bustling compositions of watercolor and cut paper. Her scenes, full-to-bursting with people, color and detail, suggest sunny bursts of confetti or the view through a kaleidoscope. And kids will love searching for the angels hidden in each painting. All ages. (Oct.)
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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Grade 2-5-Beginning with Chinese New Year, the authors take readers through a year in their city. The book opens with a colorful title page that features the entrance to the Los Angeles Public Library complete with hovering book-reading angels and ethnically diverse readers. The double-page spreads that follow introduce the attractions and neighborhoods of the sprawling City of the Angels through bright, exuberant collages filled with fascinating, minute details and a few paragraphs of text equally jam-packed with tidbits of information. Olvera Street, Angels Flight, San Pedro's Korean Bell of Friendship, Santa Monica's pier and merry-go-round, Leimert Park's street fairs, and the annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books at UCLA are among the 20 sites and events that help give this city its unique, complex character. A three-page chronology that begins with Juan Cabrillo's arrival in 1542, a one-page historical overview, and a colorful map all help to make this a valuable, entertaining resource that will inspire readers to explore their own communities and learn about local history.
Ginny Gustin, Santa Monica Public Library, CA
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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