The Secret Subway by Shana CoreyThe Secret Subway by Shana Corey

The Secret Subway

byShana CoreyIllustratorRed Nose Studio

Picture Books | March 8, 2016

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From an acclaimed author and a New York Times Best Illustrated artist comes the fascinating, little-known—and true!—story of New York City’s first subway.
 
New York City in the 1860s was a mess: crowded, disgusting, filled with garbage. You see, way back in 1860, there were no subways, just cobblestone streets. That is, until Alfred Ely Beach had the idea for a fan-powered train that would travel underground. On February 26, 1870, after fifty-eight days of drilling and painting and plastering, Beach unveiled his masterpiece—and throngs of visitors took turns swooshing down the track.
 
The Secret Subway will wow readers, just as Beach’s underground train wowed riders over a century ago.

A New York Public Library Best Book for Kids, 2016
Shana Corey has written several picture books, among them Here Come the Girl Scouts!, a New York Times Editors’ Choice, and You Forgot Your Skirt, Amelia Bloomer, which the New York Times called “a picture book girls are likely to love.” She has always been intrigued by New York City history, so when she came across a passing mention o...
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Title:The Secret SubwayFormat:Picture BooksDimensions:40 pages, 10.44 × 10.38 × 0.42 inPublished:March 8, 2016Publisher:Random House Children's BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0375870717

ISBN - 13:9780375870712

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Editorial Reviews

"The incredibly inventive multimedia illustrations match the text perfectly and add detail, dimension, and pizazz… Absolutely wonderful in every way.” —Kirkus Reviews starred review"Corey’s absorbing story of New York City’s ill-fated first subway provides an ideal venue for the sculptural artistry of Chris Sickels, aka Red Nose Studio." —Publishers Weekly starred review"Corey’s narration brings plenty of sparkle to a story built on stealth and shadows...[with] Red Nose Studio’s visual pizzazz lure[ing readers] through the turnstile." —Bulletin starred review