The large trim size, cutaways of Ellis Island and other landmarks and intricate aerial views of Manhattan in the Through Time series entry capture a sense of scale and bustling energy of "the city that never sleeps. (Kirkus Reviews on Through Time: New York City
While the initial impression is that this is a browsing book, it is in reality more of a research tool, reliant on text to explain the famous city's metamorphosis. (School Library Journal on Through Time: New York City
Open the really big cover to reveal the really big pages, and you'll find a really fascinating, magically illustrated book that illuminates the Big Red Delicious. (Asbury Park Press
About the Author
Richard Platt has been writing for children since 1992. One of his books, Castle Diary, was shortlisted for the Kate Maschler Award, The Times Education Supplement award, and a History Today prize. His Pirate Diary won the Kate Greenaway Medal 2002, the Silver Smarties Award 2002, and won the 'Best Book With Facts' prize in the Blue Peter Book Awards 2003.