Written and illustrated by Peter Sis
New York, Frances Foster Books, 2000
10" x 10"
Kerlan Collection, Children's Literature Research Collections
University of Minnesota Libraries
The Czech émigré artist Peter Sís set this clever melting-pot tale on the downtown Manhattan block where Prince and Spring Streets intersect Lafayette and Mulberry. Young Madlenka, we learn, has made friends with all the neighborhood shopkeepers, and in typical New York fashion, she has only to stroll down her street to encounter people from everywhere in the world.