ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- First there was Paris Up and Away, then London with Mary Poppins, and now the amazing laser cut artist has turned to New York. A little note released from a symphony orchestra at Carnegie Hall makes its way round New York, visiting other musicians and locations until it becomes part of the great melody of the city. Exquisite and intricate laser cut illustrations make this a beautiful book, but it is one that needs to be handled carefully! One of those works-of-art-masquerading-as-a-kids-book that adults enjoy for themselves. Lindy Jones
Quiet. The concert is beginning. The notes follow one after the other with elegance and grace except for one... A note filled with wanderlust yearning for escape. There is no place for her on the sheet music! She hops onto the piano. She leaps. Black keys, white keys, do, re, mi... and the little note lifts off into the night. So begins Helene Druvert's new book, the latest in the series that has so far included Paris Up, Up and Away and Mary Poppins Up, Up and Away. This book joins a runaway musical note as she soars out of the orchestra and into the New York night. Druvert's intricate lasercuts and delicate illustrations show the Big Apple and its sights at their very best, and offer a wonderfully imaginative introduction to the city and its music.