The Busiest Street in Town (Hardcover)

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By Mara Rockliff, Sarah Mcmenemy (Illustrator)
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Winter 2009 Kids' List

“Eulalie and Agatha May have been friends forever and over the years have watched Rushmore Avenue become the busiest street in town, with zooming buses and trucks. When these two friends decide to take back the streets and teach everyone how to take time to taste the gingersnaps, the neighborhood will never be the same! Retro-inspired illustrations lend a vibrant and whimsical feel to this tale of grass-roots activism.”
— Jennifer Laughran, Books Inc., San Francisco, CA


Agatha Walker does not want to live on the busiest street in town!Rushmore Boulevard is the busiest street in town—until Agatha May Walker decides to do something about it. Armed with a batch of Sweet and Spicy ginger snaps, a wingback chair, a card table, and a Parcheesi set, Agatha and her best friend, Eulalie Scruggs, take to the street to reclaim it from the noisy cars, motorcycles, and giant trucks that rumble by all day long. Can these lifelong friends convince their neighbors to stop and smell the honeysuckle, listen to the mariachi band, and best of all, sample the Sweet and Spicy ginger snaps?In this charming picture book about slowing down, a laid-back attitude is the best kind. So sit for a spell and give it a whirl!

About the Author

Mara Rockliff lives in eastern Pennsylvania with her family. "The Busiest Street in Town" is her first book for Knopf.Sarah McMenemy is the illustrator of "The First Rules of Little Brothers," "Everybody Bonjours!, "and"Waggle." She lives in London, England.

Praise For…

"Rockliff’s gentle and sweet-spirited story of urban transformation is nicely complemented by McMenemy’s brightly colored and energetic mixed-media pictures."- Booklist Reviews

"Genuinely inspiring"- Publishers Weekly

"Simple and bright" - The New York Times Book Review

Product Details
ISBN: 9780375840203
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: October 13th, 2009
Pages: 40

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