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The Resource Cyclops of Central Park, Madelyn Rosenberg ; illustrated by Victoria Tentler-Krylov

Cyclops of Central Park, Madelyn Rosenberg ; illustrated by Victoria Tentler-Krylov

Label
Cyclops of Central Park
Title
Cyclops of Central Park
Statement of responsibility
Madelyn Rosenberg ; illustrated by Victoria Tentler-Krylov
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Author
Illustrator
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Cyclops knows the world is a scary place: the grass is too sharp, the carousels are too twirly, and not all restaurants serve spaghetti. If the world isn't safe for a cyclops, it certainly isn't a safe place for a missing sheep! And so he sets off to face the many "dangers" lurking in New York City to bring Eugene home. To do so, he will have to face his fears and call for some reinforcements--his other fluffy sheep friends back at the cave. Together, they just might find Eugene and have a fun time in the city. Which goes to show, there is no place like home, but sometimes new experiences make our world a bigger and brighter place.--
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  • PreS-Gr 2—When the Cyclops of Central Park loses one of his 18 sheep, he must leave the comfort and security of his cave and traverse the entire city to get him back, stopping at some very familiar landmarks along the way. By the end of his journey, he's not only found his missing sheep, but the courage to adventure out into the world with his flock. Nods to many New York City sights and institutions—The Guggenheim, Time Square, Yankee Stadium, the Statue of Liberty—are woven into the text and background art, which makes the fun journey worthwhile. The graphic-style watercolor and gouache paintings definitely elevate the entire piece; the use of bold color matched against an often negative background highlights and celebrates the artist's fascinating attention to detail. From Tentler-Krylov's unique character design to the varied textures in the clothes they wear, the illustrations capture the magic of the city and show the beauty of life and adventures with friends. VERDICT This lighthearted and clever tale will be a hit for storytime and one-on-one sharing.—Peter Blenski, Hartland Public Library, WI --Peter Blenski (Reviewed 01/01/2020) (School Library Journal, vol 66, issue 1, p61)
  • Cyclops always opts for the safety of his cave in Central Park, but Eugene has other ideas. Cyclops lovingly cares for his sheep, always warning them of the dangers all around, such as the "twirly" carousel and the "sharp" grass right there in their own park. When Cyclops counts his sheep one morning, Eugene is missing. He is not in the park, and that means Cyclops must venture into the even scarier city. He searches all over New York to no avail, then brings in his flock of sheep to help. They head for the subway and Coney Island, where they find their elusive friend riding the Cyclone roller coaster and having a wonderful time. He convinces Cyclops and the sheep to try it, and after a shaky start, Cyclops is ready for more adventures. In both premise and detail, Rosenberg employs a sly sense of the absurd. Cyclops strikes out in the Yankee dugout and mistakes a de Kooning for a sighting of Eugene at the Guggenheim. Tentler-Krylov's wildly creative illustrations are fantastical renderings of New York City as it exists in a kind of alternate reality. The Statue of Liberty is right where she should be, but she is depicted leaning over, amazed at the sight of Cyclops. Even if they miss some of the gags, young readers will see Cyclops' loving nature and cheer his new bravery. Delightful, witty, and not just for New Yorkers. (Picture book. 7-10) (Kirkus Reviews, November 15, 2019)
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Publisher's description
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10846282
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1966-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rosenberg, Madelyn
Dewey number
[E]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PZ7.R71897
LC item number
Cyc 2020
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • -1
  • 2
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Tentler-Krylov, Victoria
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cyclopes (Greek mythology)
  • Sheep
  • Central Park (New York, N.Y.)
  • New York (N.Y.)
Target audience
primary
Label
Cyclops of Central Park, Madelyn Rosenberg ; illustrated by Victoria Tentler-Krylov
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Copyright
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
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  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1099546778
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780525514701
Lccn
2019017696
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1099546778
Label
Cyclops of Central Park, Madelyn Rosenberg ; illustrated by Victoria Tentler-Krylov
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1099546778
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780525514701
Lccn
2019017696
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1099546778

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