Big City Port

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Four Winds Press, Oct 1, 1984 - Harbors - 32 pages
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Text and illustrations describe the unceasing activity at a busy seaport, including the coming and going of various ships and the moving of cargo by big machines.

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User Review  - Marlene28 - LibraryThing

this book is about all the process that involve boat in the port. The types of boats that are parked there. Different's types of machinery used there. Age: 3-5 Source: Pierce college library Read full review

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This was and still remains my favorite childhood book. It is less of a narrative as it is a description of ships and operations in a big city port for a child's level of comprehension. Certainly not a book for everyone's interest but if your child loves big machines or finds industry interesting Big City Port belongs on their reading list. The illustrations are what captured me as the relation between different types of intermodal transport are illustrated wonderfully with an interesting use of perspective. Also worth mentioning is the day flows from morning to night throughout the pages in a subtle transition which makes it a nice bedtime book. Worth a look! 

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About the author (1984)

Betsy Maestro was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1944. She received a bachelor's degree in early childhood education and a master's degree in elementary guidance from Southern Connecticut State College. Before becoming a writer, she worked as a kindergarten and first grade teacher for eleven years. During that time she became aware of the need for imaginative nonfiction to spark children's interests. She has been creating books with her husband Giulio since 1974. She writes and he does the illustrating. They are best known for their nonfiction titles which include the American Story series. Together, they have produced over ninety titles. Her other works include How Do Apples Grow? and Why Do Leaves Change Color?

Giulio Maestro was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1942. He received a bachelor's degree in fine arts from Cooper Union in New York City. He worked in advertising for five years before becoming an illustrator. Since 1969, he has illustrated more than 125 books for young readers including numerous nonfiction books with his wife Betsy. He is also the author of a number of stories and riddle collections including The Tortoise's Tug of War. He has co-authored several books with his son Marco including What Do You Hear When Cows Sing and Other Silly Riddles and Geese Find the Missing Piece: School Time Riddle Rhymes.

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