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Flying Over Brooklyn

Myron Uhlberg

A young boy's everyday world is transformed into a snow-covered wonderland through the force of a blizzard and the power of a dream.

While trudging through deep snow in a neighborhood park, a young boy is suddenly hit with a strong wind that grabs his coat and lifts him into the air. As the young boy is soaring over familiar sites--a bridge over a frozen river, a baseball field, and an amusement park--he gains a new perspective, escaping from the routine of everyday life. But when the boy returns to the safety of his home, he is left wondering: Was it all just a marvelous dream?

Myron Uhlberg's story is based in part on his own childhood memories of the Great Blizzard of 1947. An author's note at the back of the book provides details about the snowstorm and places this fantasy in its historical context. Illustrator Gerald Fitzgerald's two-page, gently softened illustrations beautifully evoke the story's nostalgia and dreamlike quality.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Peachtree Publishers
  • Publish Date: Sep 2nd, 2003
  • Pages: 32
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 8.56in - 9.28in - 0.15in - 0.34lb
  • EAN: 9781561452941
  • Recommended age: 04-08
  • Categories: Bedtime & DreamsPeople & Places - United StatesScience & Nature - Weather

About the Author

Myron Uhlberg is the award-wining and critically acclaimed author of several children's books. Uhlberg is the first-born son of two deaf parents. His first language was ASL (American Sign Language). After graduating from Brandeis University, he served as a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division. He then spent the next forty years in the garment industry. His first book was published when he was sixty-six years old. He has appeared on NPR's Talk of the Nation and was featured in the Ken Burns documentary film, Jackie Robinson. He lives in California.

Gerald Fitzgerald is an award-winning illustrator of several books for children. He lives in Scotland.

Praise for this book

"An enchanted vision of Brooklyn transformed but ever itself."--Publishers Weekly

"Youngsters will delight in the idea of such a snow-filled flight. . . . a magical winter storytime."--School Library Journal