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Somewhere in the City


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Somewhere in the city,

Lucy’s just not ready to go to bed.  

She opens her bedroom window and lets in the bustle of the street below.  

Stores are closing. A scruffy dog sniffs an empty pail.

“Daddy’s coming home,” she calls to the dog.

                                                                           Woof-woof, barks the dog.

The sights and sounds of the city come alive in a magical way as Lucy waits eagerly for her father to return from work. Watching out the window, Lucy’s view of dogs, bakers, and buses is juxtaposed with her father’s journey through crowds, trains, and finally home to tuck her in. Detailed illustrations contrast a child’s fantastical view of the world with reality, all leading up to a cozy finish that will make this a perfect bedtime book for city children everywhere.


About J. B. Frank

J. B. Frank holds a masters degree in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Hamline University. She is an Emmy Award– and Cine Award–winning television producer and has written articles for a number of children’s magazines and journals.


About Yu Leng

Yu Leng is a Chinese freelance illustrator whose work has been shortlisted in the CCBF Young Illustrators Competition. She graduated from Hubei Institute of Fine Arts with a focus on children’s books and other types of illustration projects.  

Product Details

Page Count: 32
ISBN-10: 1641702605
ISBN-13: 9781641702607
Product Format: Hardback

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