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Nadja Spiegelman is the Eisner-nominated author of the Zig & Wikki series of science comics for young children. A native New Yorker, she prides herself on important subway know-how such as where to stand to get a seat and how to sleep without missing her stop. She now spends her time between Paris and Brooklyn. Sergio Garcia Sanchez is one of Spain's most celebrated experimental cartoonists. He has published more than forty-five books and his work has been translated into nine languages. He is also a professor of comics in France and Spain and currently lives in Granada with his wife and his children.
2016 Association for Library Service to Children Notable Children's Books 2016 Association for Library Service to Children Graphic Novels Reading List School Library Journal Best Books of 2015 Little Maverick Star Texas Library Association's Little Maverick Graphic Novel Reading List 2016 Kirkus Prize 2015 Nominee for Young Reader's Literature ABC Best Books for Young Readers 2015 List SIX STARRED REVIEWS! "Required reading for anyone, tourist or resident, mystified by or anxious about using arguably the greatest public-transportation system on the planet." - Kirkus Reviews STARRED REVIEW "The storytelling is kinetic...this book is sure to be a hit recommended for all collections." - School Library Journal STARRED REVIEW "Young readers enamored by the Big Apple will be both delighted by the wealth of information and atmospheric artwork and encouraged by Pablo and Alicia's successful, if a bit nervewracking, solo journeys." - Booklist STARRED REVIEW "With humor and sensitivity, Spiegelman reveals how getting lost can be the first step toward finding your way while also giving NYC residents and visitors alike a valuable primer on the subway system and its history." - Publishers Weekly STARRED REVIEW "In this vibrant graphic-novel picture book, Spiegelman's lively text is superbly matched by Garcia Sanchez's art. His detailed images from every perspective, filled with trains, stations, people, streets, skyscrapers, and even maps, vividly convey the kids' travels below and above ground." - The Horn Book STARRED REVIEW "A graphic novel tale of friendship that combines fascinating facts about the New York subway system, the Empire State Building, history and geography." - Jennifer M. Brown for Shelf Awareness STARRED REVIEW "Garcia's adroit art bursts with activity, while the story highlights the ingenuity city life brings out in the young." - The New York Times "Aimed at 'visual learners,' this elegantly presented and emotionally satisfying graphic story is well worth the time even of children who have never set foot in Manhattan." - The Wall Street Journal "Visually stunning (to say nothing of its accuracy) with abundant factual information wriggled into every available crevice, you don't have to be a New Yorker to enjoy this book (though, boy, does it sure help)." - Betsy Bird, New York Public Library's Youth Materials Specialist "Garcia Sanchez's artwork perfectly complements Spiegelman's heartfelt and informative narrative, offering glimpses of the thousands of subway commuters from all walks of life crowding into busy stations and onto packed subway trains." KidsReads "I'm declaring it required reading for natives and tourists alike. Because get this: it is now MY FAVORITE NEW YORK BOOK OF ALL TIME." - What to Read to Your Kids