Manhattan: Mapping the Story of an Island


      Manhattan: Mapping the Story of an Island
An innovative look back through time, Manhattan Maps follows the history of Manhattan Island from its natural formation to the bustling city today It explores the ways in which nature and people are connected, tracking the people who lived on Manhattan from the Lenape Indians to Dutch settlers hunting for beaver pelts to early Americans and beyond, and how they ve literally shaped the island and vice versa Jen Thermes highlights watershed moments where nature demanded action of New Yorkers the Great Fire of 1835, the Great Blizzard of 1888, and Hurricane Sandy in 2012 In special sidebars, she closely traces specific threads of history and their lasting impact today New York as a hub for immigration and the slave trade, for example An epic volume that chronicles the rise of Manhattan through the lenses of geography, city planning, sociology, historiography, and , Manhattan Maps is a groundbreaking format that will fascinate curious readers of all ages Read Manhattan: Mapping the Story of an Island By Jennifer Thermes – cricketworldcuplivestreaming.com

JENNIFER THERMES is a children s book author, illustrator, and map illustrator Her recent nonfiction picture books include CHARLES DARWIN S AROUND THE WORLD ADVENTURE and GRANDMA GATEWOOD HIKES THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL She has also created maps for books such as Thornghost, The Emperor s Ostrich, and The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street Her latest book, MANHATTAN MAPPING THE STORY OF AN ISLAND Abrams, 2019 has received five starred reviews and is a Junior Library Guild Selection.Jennifer weaves maps that give a sense of geography and place into her stories She is fascinated by the big picture of history and how it connects to our lives today.In her free time Jennifer likes to walk, garden, read, draw, and figure out where to put her ever growing piles of books She lives with her family in a quirky antique farmhouse in Connecticut.You can find her on Twitter jenthermes and Instagram jenniferthermes.

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  • Hardcover
  • 64 pages
  • Manhattan: Mapping the Story of an Island
  • Jennifer Thermes
  • 05 January 2018
  • 1419736558

10 thoughts on “ Manhattan: Mapping the Story of an Island

  1. says:

    10 star book Except that there is no way for it to not abruptly end, unfortunately It covers the period from 20,000 10,000 years ago to 2018 Actually, millions of years ago but 20,000 years back in human history habitation of the area So anything important that happens in about Manhattan 2019 and into the future will not be covered This picture book is so dense with information and images that it felt as though I was reading a full length history book It took me longer to go from start to 10 star book Except that there is no way for it ...

  2. says:

    I have had the pleasure of getting a sneak peek at this book and it is STUNNING I mean, truly stunning I can t wait to get the final copy Eight out of five stars.

  3. says:

    Howard Zinn for kiddies Also takes the offensive position that humans are not part of nature.

  4. says:

    20,000 years ago, the Laurentide ice sheet covering this island was melting, making way for the Lenape and other Native American tribes to inhabit the island The Lenape names it Mannahatta Thus begins this incredibly wonderful and pictorial history of Manhattan told bit by bit from the early Dutch history, through their giving over to the British, then fought for and taken by Americans in the Revolutionary War That settled the ownership, but Jennifer Thermes gives us readers so much20,000 years ago, the Laurentide ice sheet covering this island was melting, making way for the Lenape and other Native American tribes to inhabit the island The Lenape names it Mannahatta Thus begins this incredibly wonderful and pictorial history of Manhattan told bit by bit from the early Dutch history, through their giving over to the British, then fought for and taken by Americans in the Revolutionary War That settled the ownership, but Jennifer Thermes gives us readers so muchA map with a key spreads out on the endpapers, adding to the history with locations, dates of buildings built, and explanations, like why the East River is not really a river Most double page spreads follow the history in brief paragraphs, illustrated with both large paintings and small extra facts added in various ways like along the lower part of the pages or in split parts Jennifer tells about the decision of the grid layout and the result of many losing their...

  5. says:

    I love this book It is such a gem Loads of interesting information on NY that makes you want to learnabout some of the details that the author talks about It made me want to knowabout the elevated trains, the elevators that didn t have safety brakes, the great blizzard of 1888, the Mohawk ironworkers who built the tall buildings and bridges, the 350 year old English Elmtree and .This book spans a time when the Island was inhabited by the Lenape, and the visit by Henry Hudson I love this book It is such a gem Loads of interesting information on NY that makes you want to learnabout some of the details that the author talks about It made me want to knowabout the elevated trains, the elevators that didn t have safety brakes, the great blizzard of 1888, the Mohawk ironworkers who built the tall buildings and b...

  6. says:

    Marvelously intricate and detailed, this encompasses the complexity of time and space as relates to a small mass of land that many believe is the center of the planet Intriguing and informative, a great read through and also a long term reference.

  7. says:

    What an interesting book and a great approach to the history of Manhattan Arranged chronologically, each section highlights aspects of Manhattan s growth, from the time of the Native Lenapes through today Along with history, attitudes about the city, its people, and its design as it evolved and environmental issues are discussed The tone is lighthearted, but the facts are accurate and the sidebars provide additional information The text did not shy away from discussing some injustices right What an interesting book and a great approach to the history of Manhattan Arranged chronologically, each section highlights aspects of Manhattan s growth, from the time of the Native Lenapes through today Along with history, attitudes about the city, its...

  8. says:

    Informative and fun I learned so much about Manhattan and it seemed very balanced in its coverage of different groups and different eras, at least as much as could be possible in a shorter book for younger audiences Very well done and it was a very entertaining read

  9. says:

    Richie s Picks MANHATTAN MAPPING THE STORY OF AN ISLAND by Jennifer Thermes, Abrams Books for Young Readers, August 2019, 64p., ISBN 978 1 4197 3655 1 Skyscrapers and subways and stationsStaring up at the United Nations Alice Cooper, Big Apple Dreamin Hippo 1973 Back when the city only occupied the southern tip of the island, The Collect Pond sat north of the city, fed by an underground spring It was a kettle pond, scooped out from the land when the glacier that covered the island Richie s Picks MANHATTAN MAPPING THE STORY OF AN ISLAND by Jennifer Thermes, Abrams Books for Young Readers, August 2019, 64p., ISBN 978 1 4197 3655 1 Skyscrapers and subways and stationsStaring up at the United Nations Alice Cooper, Big Apple Dreamin Hippo 1973 Back when the city only occupied the southern tip of the island, The Collect Pond sat north of the city, fed by an underground spring It was a kettle pond, scooped out from the land when the glacier that covered the island retreatedthan twenty thousand years earlier It was the island s best source of fresh water Two streams flowing from its east and west sides sometimes overflowed and split the island in half For centuries, the area was home to the Lenape village of Werpoes.By the 1700s, free Africans lived nearby In those days, black people were not allowed to be buried in the public cemetery at Trinity Church since it was inside city limits, so they laid their loved ones to rest near the pond s edge.As...

  10. says:

    For publishers wondering how to address tricky topics in picture books, look no further From the start the brutal practice of buying selling, and trading human beings from Africa and the Caribbean was a part of New York s business Under Dutch rule, some enslaved people could purchase limited freedom for themselves But th...

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