Mural on Second Avenue and Other City Poems
author: Lilian Moore
illustrator: Roma Karas
Seventeen poems by Lilian Moore speak to the joys and everyday wonders of city living, including the hush of a snowy morning, the grandeur of skyscrapers and bridges, the phantom faces reflected in store windows, and the transforming effects of a neighborhood mural painted “on the blank / unwindowed wall” by someone “dreaming / to the slap of a / wet brush.” Brought to life through Roma Karas’s simple, vibrant illustrations, this collection of poetry offers a loving tribute to small moments in the big city.
Back matter includes an index of first lines.
“Children will get the feel of the city and its delights from both the word pictures and the substantial artwork.” — Booklist