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About the Author
Jennifer Thermes is a map illustrator and the author-illustrator of books for children, including Manhattan, Charles Darwin’s Around-the-World Adventure and Grandma Gatewood Hikes the Appalachian Trail. She lives in Connecticut.
"The vibrant history that unfolds will hold children's attention through repeated viewings."
— Kirkus Reviews
"Thermes, also a map illustrator, shows off her skills with detailed maps that reveal the origins of Broadway, Wall Street, and other landmarks . . . This slice of American history is a gem."
"Like Manhattan itself, much is packed into this handsomely illustrated history."
— Publishers Weekly
"The maps, colorful illustrations, and accessible text present a comprehensive history of Manhattan as an island and a good introduction to the study of urban growth for students of all ages."
— School Library Journal
"A fascinating account of New York City's development from the time of the Lenape people to the present day."
— Shelf Awareness
"The history in the book is as much an abundance as its pictures . . . a splendid homage."
— The Horn Book