How Much?: Visiting Markets Around the World

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Harper Collins, Jan 3, 2006 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 40 pages
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How much for...

fried bananas in Bangkok,

a mandolin in New Jersey,

llama-wool ponchos in Peru,

or a camel in Cairo?

With Caldecott Honor artist Ted Lewin′s richly colored and detailed landscapes, how much? takes readers deep into the heart of bustling marketplaces all around the world. So come along with us -- you never know what treasures you′ll find!


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User Review  - TeresaCruz - LibraryThing

I liked how this book showed the ways in which different cultures around the world host their markets where they sell food, clothing, and other things. It was almost like a mini world trip. Read full review

HOW MUCH?: Visiting Markets Around the World

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Although Lewin has already introduced readers to markets in an earlier effort, he retains the ability to fascinate viewers of all ages with his complex images, authentic representations of people and ... Read full review

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About the author (2006)

Ted Lewin grew up in an old frame house in Buffalo, New York, with two brothers, one sister, two parents, a lion, an iguana, a chimpanzee, and an assortment of more conventional pets. The lion was given to his older brother, Don, while he was traveling as a professional wrestler, and he shipped it home. The family kept Sheba in the basement fruit cellar until Don returned and their mother convinced him to give it to the Buffalo zoo.

Ted always knew he wanted to be an illustrator. As a child he copied the work of illustrators and painters he admired, including N. C. Wyeth, Winslow Homer, John Singer Sargent, Velázquez, and Goya. When it came time to go to art school (Pratt), he needed to earn money to finance his education. So, following in his brother’s footsteps, he took a summer job as a wrestler -- the beginning of a 15-year part-time career that eventually inspired his autobiographical book I Was a Teenage Professional Wrestler. Ted’s career as an artist began with illustrations for adventure magazines, and it’s only over the last several years that he has devoted his time to writing and illustrating children’s books. "I’m having more fun doing this than anything I’ve ever done before," he says. He is an avid traveler, and many of his books are inspired by trips to such places as the Amazon River, the Sahara Desert, Botswana, Egypt, Lapland, and India. His Market!, published in 1996, showcases markets around the world, from Uganda to Ireland to Ecuador.

Touch and Go is a collection of stories about the adventures Ted had while researching his books. Gorilla Walk is his first collaboration with his wife, Betsy, and is about their trek to see the mountain gorillas in Uganda. They’ve just completed their second collaboration, Elephant Quest, set in the Okavango Delta of Botswana. Ted’s current project is about a Civil War drummer boy.

Ted and Betsy live in Brooklyn, New York, where they share their home with two cats, Slick and Chopper.

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