SINCE 1920 by Alexandra Wallner

SINCE 1920

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The story of what's happened to one neighborhood since a first couple moved out from the city 70+ years ago in order to build a new house on a piece of farm land. Wallner's stylized, decorative illustrations are clean and cheery, and include many authentic details relating to the passage of time: the introduction of electricity and modern plumbing; changes in auto design, costumes, and architecture. The focus is on the neighborhood, which becomes a thriving commercial center that deteriorates in the 60's and is reclaimed as a residential area and park in the 80's (at which time dark faces first appear). Unexceptional but attractive and useful--the final events take the story beyond the usual The Little House conclusion.

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 1992
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Doubleday