On Market Street

Author(s): Arnold Lobel; Anita Lobel (Illustrator)

Picture Books

Have you ever seen a man dressed entirely in playing cards? Or a girl wearing a lollipop dress? Then take a stroll through a most unusual market in this Caldecott Honor Book created by Anita Lobel and Arnold Lobel.

Here is a world of wonders, from A to Z. Inspired by seventeenth-century French trade engravings, Anita Lobel's brilliant paintings of the shopkeepers on Market Street--each composed of his or her wares--will provide blissful hours for all who join the Lobels on an unforgettable shopping spree. In a delightful and unusual book, a boy trots down Market Street buying presents for a friend, each one starting with a letter of the alphabet. Every letter is illustrated by a figure ingeniously composed of, for instance, apples or wigs or quilts. The notion is original, and the sum total enjoyable and unique.--The Horn Book

A Caldecott Honor Book, a New York Times Best Illustrated book, an ALA Notable Book, and a Boston Globe/Horn Book Honor Book for Illustration

Supports the Common Core State Standards


Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9781534468153
  • : Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
  • : Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
  • : 0.458128
  • : August 2020
  • : --- length: - '11' width: - '8.5' units: - Inches
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Arnold Lobel; Anita Lobel (Illustrator)
  • : Hardback
  • : English
  • : [E]
  • : 40