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{"id":5453537415,"title":"Subway Ride","handle":"subway-ride","description":"\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR\/ILLUSTRATOR INFO BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBy: \u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/heather-lynn-miller\" title=\"Heather Lynn Miller bio\"\u003eHeather Lynn Miller\u003c\/a\u003e \/ Illustrated by: \u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/sue-rama\" title=\"Sue Ramá bio\"\u003eSue Ramá\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER HEADING BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eDown, down, down. Step down below to see the world!\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER DESCRIPTION BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eA fantastical journey introduces young readers to subway travel. Five children pay the fare, pass through the gates, and zip through the tunnels of subway stations in ten cities around the globe. The trip around the world underscores how travel and cultural connections create community.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBack matter includes information about the ten stations mentioned: Atlanta, Cairo, Chicago, London, Mexico City, Moscow, New York City, Stockholm, Tokyo, and Washington, D.C.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/charlesbridge-books.com\/previews\/subway-ride\/subway_preview1.html\" target=\"new\"\u003eRead an excerpt\u003c\/a\u003e!\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER RECOMMENDATIONS BELOW - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"recommended-books\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIf you like this book, you’ll enjoy these:\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/products\/alphabet-trains\" title=\"Alphabet Trains\"\u003eAlphabet Trains\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/products\/truck-stuck\" title=\"Truck Stuck\"\u003eTruck Stuck\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/products\/steam-smoke-and-steel\" title=\"Steam, Smoke, and Steel\"\u003eSteam, Smoke, and Steel\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - START OF TABS - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e [TABS]\n\u003ch5\u003eLook Inside\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg class=\"cvr-border-gray\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/subway-ride-spread.jpg?15040797658605504689\"\u003e\u003c!-- Please call pinit.js only once per page --\u003e\u003cscript type=\"text\/javascript\" async=\"\" defer data-pin-shape=\"round\" data-pin-height=\"32\" data-pin-hover=\"true\" src=\"\/\/assets.pinterest.com\/js\/pinit.js\"\u003e\u003c\/script\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAuthor \u0026amp; Illustrator\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eHeather Lynn Miller, author\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eHeather Lynn Miller has been busy working on her writing career for the past several years. Her background in education led her to begin writing books while she played the role of stay-at-home-mom with her two daughters, Jordan and Madeline. Heather began sending educational ideas to her favorite magazine, Mailbox, a teaching tool that she often turned to for inspiration in her own classroom. The magazine accepted many of her ideas and even flew her to North Carolina where they trained her specifically for work on a series of science curriculum books. This type of work led Heather to writing her own books in the educational market.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/heather-lynn-miller\" title=\"Heather Lynn Miller bio\"\u003eRead more\u003c\/a\u003e about Heather.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - ENTER ILLUSTRATOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e \u003cbr\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eSue Ramá, illustrator\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eSue Ramá is both a writer and illustrator for children. Largely self-taught as an artist, Sue studied filmmaking and literature and worked as a graphic designer, all of which helped prepare her for the challenge of telling a children's story. Sue lives in East Windsor Hill, Connecticut, where she enjoys work, walking, and meditation.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/sue-rama\" title=\"Sue Ramá bio\"\u003eRead more\u003c\/a\u003e about Sue.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - ENTER AWARDS \u0026 HONORS BELOW - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAwards \u0026amp; Honors\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eOppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Seal Award\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eChicago Public Library Best of the Best Book\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - ENTER REVIEWS BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eEditorial Reviews\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eKirkus Reviews\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eTake a ride on subway trains all around the world. Beginning in Cairo, a multicultural group of children rides the trains in ten cities, zigzagging from stop to stop around the globe. The brief text is in serviceable near-verse (\"Rumbling, roaring-\/ blurring speed. \/ Silver bullet. \/Rushing breeze\"), but barely registers against Rama's vibrant digital collages of watercolor art. Vivid colors and blurred lines evoke a bustling cheer. Cleverly composed to suggest both depth and action, the pictures tell most of the story: Atlanta's dark tunnels, Chicago's El (a slight deviation from the underground theme), jazz combos in the Stockholm stations and so on, an iconic ticket indicating from place to place where readers and riders are. The book ends with crisp thumbnail portraits of the subways in the cities, which also include London, Mexico City, Moscow, New York, Tokyo and Washington, D.C. The offbeat idea is deftly handled and should trigger further study.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eThe Horn Book Guide\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eMiller's spare rhyming text conveys impressions of subway travel: \"Clomping, stomping, \/ shuffling feet \/ step to the clacking \/ subway best.\" Rama's merrily busy digital collages of watercolor art capture the sensations of riding on mass-transit trains. Endnotes give brief information about subway systems in different cities around the world.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eSchool Library Journal\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eFive enthusiastic children of various ethnicities travel subway systems in different regions of the world. After paying their fares and scrambling through the turnstiles, they step on and off the rail cars and become part of the hustle and bustle of their changing underground locations, which include Cairo, Moscow, London, New York City, Washington, D.C., and Tokyo. The concise text, written in flowing rhymes, moves quickly. Rama's colorful digital collage spreads are a perfect match for Miller's word images. The artistic style has an Ezra Jack Keats quality as it brightly chronicles the children's travels. Native language spellings along with English spellings of the destinations are written on the subway tickets found within the artwork. This picture book can be incorporated into preschool\/primary units on transportation, used as a springboard to introducing parts of the world, or shared during storytime. For a subway theme, pair it with Anastasia Suen's \u003ci\u003eSubway\u003c\/i\u003e (Viking, 2004) and Mary Quattlebaum's \u003ci\u003eUnderground Train\u003c\/i\u003e (Doubleday, 1997). With its global perspective, it's a worthy purchase.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eBooklist\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eNot every child lives in a city with a subway system. Those who do will appreciate this lively re-creation of the train-riding experience, while those who don't will get a feel for what it's like to ride underground. Using brisk rhymes and digitally enhanced watercolors that shimmer and shake, the book follows five children as they make their way through subway stations around the world. Small metro tickets identify the city in each spread, but sometimes so do the particulars of the scene: hieroglyphics on the walls in Cairo; the Underground symbol in London; the outside El in Chicago. Whatever the location, the generalities are the same; waiting, rushing, buskers, rumbles, and roars. Smartly conceived, terrifically executed, this is a perfect book to have on hand when the subject is trains. An afterword goes into more detail about the subways in the features cities.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - ENTER DOWNLOADABLES BELOW - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eDownloadables\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/subway-ride-cvr.jpg?5869256817032445518\" style=\"display: block; float: none; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"btn-wrapper\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/subway-ride-hires.zip?5869256817032445518\" class=\"product-btn\"\u003eDownload the Cover\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"btn-wrapper\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/subway-ride-activity-guide.pdf?5869256817032445518\" class=\"product-btn\"\u003eDownload the Activity Guide\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"btn-wrapper\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/subway-ride-library-poster.pdf?5869256817032445518\" class=\"product-btn\"\u003eDownload the Poster\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER DETAILS BELOW - - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eDetails\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003ePaperback\u003c\/strong\u003e \u003cbr\u003eISBN: 978-1-58089-112-7\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eE-book\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003e ISBN: 978-1-60734-145-1 PDF\u003cbr\u003e For information about purchasing E-books, \u003ca title=\"E-book\" href=\"http:\/\/charlesbridge.myshopify.com\/pages\/e-books\"\u003eclick here\u003c\/a\u003e.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAges: 4-8\u003cbr\u003ePage count: 32\u003cbr\u003e11 x 8\u003csup\u003e1\u003c\/sup\u003e\/\u003csub\u003e2\u003c\/sub\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n[\/TABS]","published_at":"2016-03-04T08:21:00-05:00","created_at":"2016-03-03T16:41:57-05:00","vendor":"Charlesbridge","type":"Children's Book","tags":["Browse by Age_Ages 3-6","Browse by Age_Ages 6-10","Browse by Fiction\/Nonfiction_Nonfiction","Browse by Format_Early Reader","Browse by Format_Picture Book","Browse by Language_English","Browse by Subject_Story Time \u0026 Play","Browse by Subject_Travel \u0026 Transportation"],"price":795,"price_min":795,"price_max":795,"available":true,"price_varies":false,"compare_at_price":null,"compare_at_price_min":0,"compare_at_price_max":0,"compare_at_price_varies":false,"variants":[{"id":17033029127,"title":"Paperback","option1":"Paperback","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":"91127","requires_shipping":true,"taxable":false,"featured_image":null,"available":true,"name":"Subway Ride - Paperback","public_title":"Paperback","options":["Paperback"],"price":795,"weight":153,"compare_at_price":null,"inventory_quantity":10,"inventory_management":"shopify","inventory_policy":"continue","barcode":"978-1-58089-112-7"}],"images":["\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/products\/subway-ride-cover.jpg?v=1570542997"],"featured_image":"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/products\/subway-ride-cover.jpg?v=1570542997","options":["Title"],"content":"\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR\/ILLUSTRATOR INFO BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBy: \u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/heather-lynn-miller\" title=\"Heather Lynn Miller bio\"\u003eHeather Lynn Miller\u003c\/a\u003e \/ Illustrated by: \u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/sue-rama\" title=\"Sue Ramá bio\"\u003eSue Ramá\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER HEADING BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eDown, down, down. Step down below to see the world!\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER DESCRIPTION BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eA fantastical journey introduces young readers to subway travel. Five children pay the fare, pass through the gates, and zip through the tunnels of subway stations in ten cities around the globe. The trip around the world underscores how travel and cultural connections create community.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBack matter includes information about the ten stations mentioned: Atlanta, Cairo, Chicago, London, Mexico City, Moscow, New York City, Stockholm, Tokyo, and Washington, D.C.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/charlesbridge-books.com\/previews\/subway-ride\/subway_preview1.html\" target=\"new\"\u003eRead an excerpt\u003c\/a\u003e!\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER RECOMMENDATIONS BELOW - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"recommended-books\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIf you like this book, you’ll enjoy these:\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/products\/alphabet-trains\" title=\"Alphabet Trains\"\u003eAlphabet Trains\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/products\/truck-stuck\" title=\"Truck Stuck\"\u003eTruck Stuck\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/products\/steam-smoke-and-steel\" title=\"Steam, Smoke, and Steel\"\u003eSteam, Smoke, and Steel\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - START OF TABS - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e [TABS]\n\u003ch5\u003eLook Inside\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg class=\"cvr-border-gray\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/subway-ride-spread.jpg?15040797658605504689\"\u003e\u003c!-- Please call pinit.js only once per page --\u003e\u003cscript type=\"text\/javascript\" async=\"\" defer data-pin-shape=\"round\" data-pin-height=\"32\" data-pin-hover=\"true\" src=\"\/\/assets.pinterest.com\/js\/pinit.js\"\u003e\u003c\/script\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAuthor \u0026amp; Illustrator\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eHeather Lynn Miller, author\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eHeather Lynn Miller has been busy working on her writing career for the past several years. Her background in education led her to begin writing books while she played the role of stay-at-home-mom with her two daughters, Jordan and Madeline. Heather began sending educational ideas to her favorite magazine, Mailbox, a teaching tool that she often turned to for inspiration in her own classroom. The magazine accepted many of her ideas and even flew her to North Carolina where they trained her specifically for work on a series of science curriculum books. This type of work led Heather to writing her own books in the educational market.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/heather-lynn-miller\" title=\"Heather Lynn Miller bio\"\u003eRead more\u003c\/a\u003e about Heather.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - ENTER ILLUSTRATOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e \u003cbr\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eSue Ramá, illustrator\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eSue Ramá is both a writer and illustrator for children. Largely self-taught as an artist, Sue studied filmmaking and literature and worked as a graphic designer, all of which helped prepare her for the challenge of telling a children's story. Sue lives in East Windsor Hill, Connecticut, where she enjoys work, walking, and meditation.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/sue-rama\" title=\"Sue Ramá bio\"\u003eRead more\u003c\/a\u003e about Sue.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - ENTER AWARDS \u0026 HONORS BELOW - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAwards \u0026amp; Honors\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eOppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Seal Award\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eChicago Public Library Best of the Best Book\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - ENTER REVIEWS BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eEditorial Reviews\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eKirkus Reviews\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eTake a ride on subway trains all around the world. Beginning in Cairo, a multicultural group of children rides the trains in ten cities, zigzagging from stop to stop around the globe. The brief text is in serviceable near-verse (\"Rumbling, roaring-\/ blurring speed. \/ Silver bullet. \/Rushing breeze\"), but barely registers against Rama's vibrant digital collages of watercolor art. Vivid colors and blurred lines evoke a bustling cheer. Cleverly composed to suggest both depth and action, the pictures tell most of the story: Atlanta's dark tunnels, Chicago's El (a slight deviation from the underground theme), jazz combos in the Stockholm stations and so on, an iconic ticket indicating from place to place where readers and riders are. The book ends with crisp thumbnail portraits of the subways in the cities, which also include London, Mexico City, Moscow, New York, Tokyo and Washington, D.C. The offbeat idea is deftly handled and should trigger further study.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eThe Horn Book Guide\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eMiller's spare rhyming text conveys impressions of subway travel: \"Clomping, stomping, \/ shuffling feet \/ step to the clacking \/ subway best.\" Rama's merrily busy digital collages of watercolor art capture the sensations of riding on mass-transit trains. Endnotes give brief information about subway systems in different cities around the world.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eSchool Library Journal\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eFive enthusiastic children of various ethnicities travel subway systems in different regions of the world. After paying their fares and scrambling through the turnstiles, they step on and off the rail cars and become part of the hustle and bustle of their changing underground locations, which include Cairo, Moscow, London, New York City, Washington, D.C., and Tokyo. The concise text, written in flowing rhymes, moves quickly. Rama's colorful digital collage spreads are a perfect match for Miller's word images. The artistic style has an Ezra Jack Keats quality as it brightly chronicles the children's travels. Native language spellings along with English spellings of the destinations are written on the subway tickets found within the artwork. This picture book can be incorporated into preschool\/primary units on transportation, used as a springboard to introducing parts of the world, or shared during storytime. For a subway theme, pair it with Anastasia Suen's \u003ci\u003eSubway\u003c\/i\u003e (Viking, 2004) and Mary Quattlebaum's \u003ci\u003eUnderground Train\u003c\/i\u003e (Doubleday, 1997). With its global perspective, it's a worthy purchase.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eBooklist\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eNot every child lives in a city with a subway system. Those who do will appreciate this lively re-creation of the train-riding experience, while those who don't will get a feel for what it's like to ride underground. Using brisk rhymes and digitally enhanced watercolors that shimmer and shake, the book follows five children as they make their way through subway stations around the world. Small metro tickets identify the city in each spread, but sometimes so do the particulars of the scene: hieroglyphics on the walls in Cairo; the Underground symbol in London; the outside El in Chicago. Whatever the location, the generalities are the same; waiting, rushing, buskers, rumbles, and roars. Smartly conceived, terrifically executed, this is a perfect book to have on hand when the subject is trains. 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By: Heather Lynn Miller / Illustrated by: Sue Ramá

Down, down, down. Step down below to see the world!

A fantastical journey introduces young readers to subway travel. Five children pay the fare, pass through the gates, and zip through the tunnels of subway stations in ten cities around the globe. The trip around the world underscores how travel and cultural connections create community.

Back matter includes information about the ten stations mentioned: Atlanta, Cairo, Chicago, London, Mexico City, Moscow, New York City, Stockholm, Tokyo, and Washington, D.C.

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Heather Lynn Miller, author

Heather Lynn Miller has been busy working on her writing career for the past several years. Her background in education led her to begin writing books while she played the role of stay-at-home-mom with her two daughters, Jordan and Madeline. Heather began sending educational ideas to her favorite magazine, Mailbox, a teaching tool that she often turned to for inspiration in her own classroom. The magazine accepted many of her ideas and even flew her to North Carolina where they trained her specifically for work on a series of science curriculum books. This type of work led Heather to writing her own books in the educational market.

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Sue Ramá, illustrator

Sue Ramá is both a writer and illustrator for children. Largely self-taught as an artist, Sue studied filmmaking and literature and worked as a graphic designer, all of which helped prepare her for the challenge of telling a children's story. Sue lives in East Windsor Hill, Connecticut, where she enjoys work, walking, and meditation.

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  • Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Seal Award
  • Chicago Public Library Best of the Best Book

Kirkus Reviews

Take a ride on subway trains all around the world. Beginning in Cairo, a multicultural group of children rides the trains in ten cities, zigzagging from stop to stop around the globe. The brief text is in serviceable near-verse ("Rumbling, roaring-/ blurring speed. / Silver bullet. /Rushing breeze"), but barely registers against Rama's vibrant digital collages of watercolor art. Vivid colors and blurred lines evoke a bustling cheer. Cleverly composed to suggest both depth and action, the pictures tell most of the story: Atlanta's dark tunnels, Chicago's El (a slight deviation from the underground theme), jazz combos in the Stockholm stations and so on, an iconic ticket indicating from place to place where readers and riders are. The book ends with crisp thumbnail portraits of the subways in the cities, which also include London, Mexico City, Moscow, New York, Tokyo and Washington, D.C. The offbeat idea is deftly handled and should trigger further study.

The Horn Book Guide

Miller's spare rhyming text conveys impressions of subway travel: "Clomping, stomping, / shuffling feet / step to the clacking / subway best." Rama's merrily busy digital collages of watercolor art capture the sensations of riding on mass-transit trains. Endnotes give brief information about subway systems in different cities around the world.

School Library Journal

Five enthusiastic children of various ethnicities travel subway systems in different regions of the world. After paying their fares and scrambling through the turnstiles, they step on and off the rail cars and become part of the hustle and bustle of their changing underground locations, which include Cairo, Moscow, London, New York City, Washington, D.C., and Tokyo. The concise text, written in flowing rhymes, moves quickly. Rama's colorful digital collage spreads are a perfect match for Miller's word images. The artistic style has an Ezra Jack Keats quality as it brightly chronicles the children's travels. Native language spellings along with English spellings of the destinations are written on the subway tickets found within the artwork. This picture book can be incorporated into preschool/primary units on transportation, used as a springboard to introducing parts of the world, or shared during storytime. For a subway theme, pair it with Anastasia Suen's Subway (Viking, 2004) and Mary Quattlebaum's Underground Train (Doubleday, 1997). With its global perspective, it's a worthy purchase.

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Not every child lives in a city with a subway system. Those who do will appreciate this lively re-creation of the train-riding experience, while those who don't will get a feel for what it's like to ride underground. Using brisk rhymes and digitally enhanced watercolors that shimmer and shake, the book follows five children as they make their way through subway stations around the world. Small metro tickets identify the city in each spread, but sometimes so do the particulars of the scene: hieroglyphics on the walls in Cairo; the Underground symbol in London; the outside El in Chicago. Whatever the location, the generalities are the same; waiting, rushing, buskers, rumbles, and roars. Smartly conceived, terrifically executed, this is a perfect book to have on hand when the subject is trains. An afterword goes into more detail about the subways in the features cities.

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ISBN: 978-1-58089-112-7

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ISBN: 978-1-60734-145-1 PDF
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Ages: 4-8
Page count: 32
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