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You Can't Take a Balloon into the Metropolitan Museum

By Jacqueline Preiss Weitzman

New York City and its famed Metropolitan Museum of Art provide the setting for a crazy collision of art and city life in this inventively illustrated picture book. It all starts with a little girl?s trip to view the museum?s treasures and the parallel journey of her runaway yellow balloon. Floating down Fifth Avenue, past Central Park, bumping into a very silly tea party at the Plaza Hotel, and even adding to a tumultuous performance at the Metropolitan Opera, the balloon becomes part of a hilarious panorama of scenes that seem to mirror the paintings and sculpture raptly viewed by the wide-eyed little girl. The result is an illuminating exploration of how life can be captured with both the blink of an eye, and the stroke of a brush. Real-life sisters Jacqueline Preiss Weitzman and Robin Preiss Glasser pooled their skills, ideas, and memories to create this very special collaboration. Ms. Glasser is the illustrator of Judith Viorst?s Alexander, Who?s Not (Do You Hear Me? I Mean It!) Going to Move. Jacqueline Preiss Weitzman lives in New York City. Robin Preiss Glasser lives in Newport Beach, California.

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ISBN

0803723016


Format: Book
Author: Weitzman, Jacqueline Preiss
Summary: In this wordless story, a young girl and her grandmother view works inside the Metropolitan Museum of Art, while the balloon she has been forced to leave outside floats around New York City causing a series of mishaps that mirror scenes in the museum's artworks.
Title: You can't take a balloon into the Metropolitan Museum / story by Jacqueline Preiss Weitzman ; pictures by Robin Preiss Glasser.
Publisher Date: New York : Dial Books for Young Readers, c1998.
Subject: Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.) -- Juvenile fiction. -- Juvenile fiction. Museums -- Juvenile fiction -- Juvenile fiction. Balloons -- Juvenile fiction -- Juvenile fiction. Stories without words -- Juvenile fiction. New York (N.Y.) -- Juvenile fiction -- Juvenile fiction.
Isbn: 0803723016 0803723024
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 10
System Items Total: 11
Call Number: P Weitzman
Oclc: 37606182
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Bib Id: 137124

Format: Book
Author: Weitzman, Jacqueline Preiss
Summary: In this wordless story, a young girl and her grandmother view works inside the Metropolitan Museum of Art, while the balloon she has been forced to leave outside floats around New York City causing a series of mishaps that mirror scenes in the museum's artworks.
Title: You can't take a balloon into the Metropolitan Museum / story by Jacqueline Preiss Weitzman ; pictures by Robin Preiss Glasser.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Dial Books for Young Readers, c1998.
Description: 37 p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm.
Subjects: Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.) -- Juvenile fiction. -- Juvenile fiction.
Subjects: Museums -- Juvenile fiction -- Juvenile fiction.
Subjects: Balloons -- Juvenile fiction -- Juvenile fiction.
Subjects: Stories without words -- Juvenile fiction.
Subjects: New York (N.Y.) -- Juvenile fiction -- Juvenile fiction.
Other Author: Preiss-Glasser, Robin ill.
LCCN: 97031629
ISBN: 0803723016
ISBN: 0803723024
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 10
Total Copies: 11
Call Number: P Weitzman