Rome antics - First Printing


 

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Description

Macauley won the Caldecott Medal for this deconstructionist children's picture book featuring four separate stories that intrude and interconnect with each other.

From the publisher:

A pigeon carrying an important message takes the reader on a unique tour through Rome. As we follow the path of this somewhat wayward bird, we discover that Rome is a place where past and present live side by side. It is a city that has been recycling itself for two thousand years, but unlike a museum, Rome displays its remarkable history without respect for chronology. A new electric bus travels over cobblestone streets just ten feet above the floor of an ancient stadium. Inscriptions from tombs and temples share wall space with neon. Every time a corner is turned there is a surprise, just as every turn of the page brings a new perspective. This juxtaposition of ancient and modern, as seen with David Macaulay's ingenious vision, gives the reader an imaginative and informative journey through this wondrous city.

Features

David Macauley

Condition & Attributes

Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (spine sunned)

Creators

David
Macauley

Publishing Information

Boston
Houghton Mifflin
1997
1st
9780395822791

Physical Description

12.7 inches
9.4 inches
80 pages
black & white and read
hardcover
cloth spine
English