A Walk in PragueBook - 2004
Prague is a city of vast beauty and wonderfully intimate detail. In Time's Magpie, Myla Goldberg uses her eye for the wonder of tiny objects and everyday things to put us in touch with the essence of this haunting and fantastical place. Goldberg takes us through the city's historic streets, some eerily transformed by the devastating flood of 2002; to Lunapark, home to bumper cars, go-carts, and a discomfiting array of Technicolor confections; and through Strahov Monastery, where the cabinets of curiosity display everything from butterfly specimens to a supposedly real jabberwocky. We attend an anti-war protest in Old Town Square and watch the skateboarders do tricks on a ramped marble pedestal that once held a statue of Lenin. Time's Magpie will appeal to the countless readers who loved Bee Season, those interested in Czech or Jewish culture, travelers and travel book readers, and especially all the fans of the Crown Journeys series.
Publisher: New York : Crown Publishers, 2004
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 1400046041 (hardcover)
Branch Call Number: 943.71205 GOL
Characteristics: 140 p. : ill. ; 20 cm