Walking In The City With Jane: A Story Of Jane Jacobs by Susan HughesWalking In The City With Jane: A Story Of Jane Jacobs by Susan Hughes

Walking In The City With Jane: A Story Of Jane Jacobs

bySusan HughesIllustratorValérie Boivin

Hardcover | April 3, 2018

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From the time she was a young girl, Jane Jacobs' curious mind made her a keen observer of everything around her. When she grew up, she moved to New York City, a place full of new wonders for her to explore. It was there she realized that, just like in nature, a city is an ecosystem. "It is made of different parts --- sidewalks, parks, stores, neighborhoods, City Hall . . . and people, of course. When they all work together, the city is healthy." So, when city planner Robert Moses proposed creating highways through the city that would destroy neighborhoods and much of what made New York great, Jane decided she couldn't let it happen. She stood up to the officials and rallied her neighbors to stop the plans ---and even got arrested! Jane's bravery and ideas had a huge influence on urban planning that is still being felt today. In this lively and engaging informational picture book, award-winning author Susan Hughes provides a fictionalized story of the life of Jane Jacobs, one of the world's greatest urban thinkers and activists. This book makes a terrific resource for studying civic engagement, urban life, the history of New York and Toronto (where Jane moved later in life), and the role of city planning. Jane's inspirational story is also an excellent example for character education lessons on perseverance, citizenship and initiative. Stylized illustrations by Valérie Boivin perfectly evoke the story's time and place. End matter includes a brief biography of Jane Jacobs.
Susan Hughes an award-winning author, whose books for children include Case Closed?, No Girls Allowed, Earth to Audrey and Maggie McGillicuddy's Eye for Trouble. Susan lives in Toronto, Ontario.Valérie Boivin is a freelance illustrator with a degree in graphic design from Laval University. Her work can be found in children's books and ...
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Title:Walking In The City With Jane: A Story Of Jane JacobsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:36 pages, 11.38 × 9 × 0.5 inPublished:April 3, 2018Publisher:Kids Can PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1771386533

ISBN - 13:9781771386531

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Inspiring! As good and inspiring that this book could be, I find it not deep enough to truly understand the impact of that woman and at the same time, it's too much information and talking, and not enough «action» for a children book. The targeted readers are not that clear and it hurts this book. That being said, the illustration are beautiful in a classic style and the «biographies» of a less know figure is refreching. Some good and some bad. But overall and average book that was okay to read.
Date published: 2018-07-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from What makes a community? This picture book is about Jane Jacobs, a champion in the fight to keep neighbourhoods healthy and thriving communities. When others thought of traffic and highways that would destroy wonderful city environments she fought against them. We follow Jane from a headstrong little girl that loves the outdoors. We grow with her as she observes every aspect of healthy city life, architecture and city eco-systems. A great example of perseverance, following your dreams and standing up for yourself and beliefs.
Date published: 2018-03-10