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Picture Book Bohemia: A Children’s-Book Walking Tour of Greenwich Village Led by Historian and Critic Leonard Marcus
September 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT$5 – $10
This tour is postponed to Sunday 24, at 10am (due to forecast of thunderstorms on Saturday)
Greenwich Village—fabled bohemia of avant-garde poets, painters, and assorted rebels--was also a vibrant creative crossroads for children’s literature’s greats. On this walking tour, we’ll visit the sites where Where the Wild Things Are, The Very Hungry Caterpiller, and--yes--Make Way for Ducklings were all created; wander the park H.A. Rey sketched from his front window; pass the school where Goodnight Moon author Margaret Wise Brown launched her career and the nearby Wonderland cottage that became her writing studio; and inspect the architectural “ghost” where modern American children’s book publishing was born.
Meet at the northeast corner of Fifth Avenue & 12th Street, opposite the Forbes building