City Streets Are For People is written by Andrea Curtis> and illustrated by Emma Fitzgerald. This book is part of the ThinkCities series which looks at new approaches to city life due to climate change and increasing population growth. The book's a 40-page hardcover. There's Kindle version available too.
This book is an introduction and history to public transport used by different countries. It's interesting to see how transport for the masses has evolved over the years. For example, the first subway in London ran on steam power and tunnels were filled with smoke and soot from the trains. In 1820s in France and England, there were horse-drawn carriages that could carry up to 50 passengers. Public transport in Luxembourg is free. The deepest subway is 19 storey underground in Russia.
The text is accompanied by the charming illustrations from Emma Fitzgerald who also has her own artbooks that you should definitely check out.
The writing is casual and accessible, and provides an interesting though brief intro to different types of transport used by people over the world. This is an educational and fun book for teens, ages 8 to 12.
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