The Way Downtown

The Way Downtown

Adventures in Public Transit

Book - 2017
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Grand Central Pub
In this one-of-a-kind book, the complex and fascinating world of urban public transit is explored using five different characters' journeys through the imaginary city of Zoom. From the Zanies, a family of street performers; to Agent Theodore Rybka, a spy on a very secret mission; to Robbie, a seven-year-old boy visiting the city for the first time, the characters are quirky and full of personality. On this particular morning, they are all headed downtown from different locations, but they all end up in the same place at the same time. Keen readers will be able to spot where their paths cross along the way. All of the journeys from start to finish are described visually first and then are told as stories in panels, embellished with definitions, labels and explanations of how things work on subways, buses, light rail trains and ferry boats.

This fun and engaging book from Inna Gertsberg offers an innovative approach to a popular subject, covering a city's entire public transportation system rather than just one mode of transit. It's loaded with facts presented with fun, lively illustrations by Mike Lowery that are busy, humorous and filled with details. Also included are a city map, a transit map and a glossary. This is a book that will find numerous uses in the classroom, including social studies lessons on transportation, technology, the environment, land use, urban communities and map reading.

Baker & Taylor
Explores how urban public transit works, using the stories of unique characters' travels through the imaginary city of Zoom to convey the importance of maps and schedules and provide facts on how the transit system operates.

Baker
& Taylor

Depicts five different characters' journeys through an imaginary city, from a family of street performers to a spy on a secret mission, as they travel across highly detailed pathways that introduce the world of urban public transit. 10,000 first printing.

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario :, Kids Can Press,, 2017
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781771385527
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : colour illustrations ; 32 cm
Additional Contributors: Lowery, Mike 1980-- Illustrator

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