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Coney - A Trip to Luna Park

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Loved the concept but this starts with a bunny’s home being destroyed and her being threatened by one of the people building Luna Park. Displacement is an important issue to address but I was surprised by the way it was handled given that the recommended reader age of 3-8yo. Perhaps this is a mistake in the Amazon listing. The parts covering the delights of Luna Park were lovely and the fantastical flight to the moon ride got a big laugh.
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This book is absolutely charming. I didn't know anything about the history of Coney Island, but it was nice to see a little glimpse in the sprinkled real life details throughout the story. The art was breathtaking and seemed to perfectly capture that vibrancy you would imagine when these parks opened, as well as feeling appropriate to the period. It was a very cute story overall, with Selena the rabbit and Millie having a fun adventure together in the park.
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The illustrations are what drew me in and I am so happy they did! This was so atmospheric with the magical and intricate illustrations! I was so immersed in the story and never wanted the adventure to end with Selena and Millie!
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This was a very cute, whimsical, magic graphic novel that transported me back in time. The art was great and it matched the story.
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I grew up in New York City and had occasion to visit Coney Island. The illustrations in this adventure to Luna Park will blow your mind. Based on original vintage photographs, they pop off the page and draw young readers into the story.. 

Selena, a courageus young rabbit, faces eviction from her beloved home among the sand dunes. A new development named Luna Park will erase it from memory. Millie spies Selena and they become good friends. Together they transport readers on a fantasy adventure as the amusement park materializes. I was impressed by the historical accuracy of the tale, but it is the whimsical fantasy adventure combined with lovable, delightful characters capture the young readers' attention. 

A fine way to introduce history, empathy, friendship to the minds and hearts of readers ages three to eight.
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Thank you to Flying Rabbit Press, and to NetGalley for an ARC of this book.


I can't tell you how much I loved this cute little book.  I thought the illustrations were phenomenal.  The story was really cute too, although sad at times.  I loved going on this little adventure.
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I had a hard time putting this book down. The illustrations were beautiful and really helped bring this story to life. We saw two friends visit this breath taking theme park and go on a thrilling adventure together. As this story comes to a close life for them both will never be the same.
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Whimsical, sweet, and filled with gorgeous imagery! Would make a sweet bedtime story, especially reading both before and after a trip to coney island itself :) If i were a kid i would love to see how many places and spots on this historic boardwalk i could spot today!
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As a Brooklyn native, this book stood out to me by the visual cover. The unique book is clearly aimed towards NYC readers that love the area and the history behind it. Everything cool and nostalgic about Coney Island for anyone growing up around the area is showcased here.
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**ARC copy provided by NetGalley for honest review**

Coney - A Trip to Luna Park by Jeffrey Lindberg was a bright and cheerful, historically inspired picture book about the beginnings of what came to be known as Coney Island. The art was unique and immersive, the characters were simple but sweet, and the story was interesting. I'd never really read anything about Coney Island before, so it was cool to learn a few behind the scenes type trivia as well. Would recommend for kids and fans of picture books like me. :-)
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children's, fiction, friendship, graphic-novel, 1904, historical-places-events, historical-research, bunny*****

A little girl finds a friend in a rabbit on Coney (rabbit) Island in 1904 just as they are constructing the fantastic amusement park. The park, structures, and attire of the visitors are all real. The story is pure fun.
The illustrations by the author are intricate, delightful, colorful, vibrant, and imaginative while bringing to life the old photos of Luna Park on Coney Island, Brooklyn.
Well suited for reading WITH someone of any age and also for ESL readers.
I really want to get one for my local public library and the Brooklyn Library (where my daughter lives)!
I requested and received a free temporary e-book on Adobe Digital Editions from Flying Rabbit Press/IBPA via NetGalley. Thank you!
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Fun story about the erection of Coney Island and the early 1900's. The villain in this story has no real incentive and feels forced. 
Teaching kids to get revenge on mean people doesn't seem like the best lesson, but they all become friends in the end.
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This was such a fun book. It’s a bit about the building of Luna Park which becomes Coney Island but it’s also about a little rabbit and a little girl. This little rabbit lost their sand dune home when the park was built. While the specific story of Millie and Celine is fake, the other part of the story about the park and the owners is all real. The artist even used pictures from the original Luna part to do the illustrations in this book. All around the stories wonderful, if a little long, but it is fantastically full of new and interesting information
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I just reviewed Coney - A Trip to Luna Park by Jeffrey Lindberg. #ConeyATriptoLunaPark #NetGalley.
This adorable children’s book tells the story of a rabbit who was displaced from her home by the building of an amusement park. I thought the story was cute and the illustrations were beautiful. 
I enjoyed seeing what Coney Island looked like in 1904. I highly recommend this book. As an adult, I’m looking forward on checking out the website that the author gave a link to, so I can learn more about Coney Island.
Thank you to #netgalley for a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
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Thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for letting me review this book. The illustrations on each page a very colorful and takes you back to the heyday of Coney Island. I like that Skip changes his ways and is nice to Selena.
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Note: I received an advance copy from the publisher. #ConeyATriptoLunaPark #NetGalley

The artwork is colorful and bright and fun to look at. It's obvious Jeffrey Lindberg is passionate about this book and I loved reading about how he was inspired. I just didn't find anything compelling enough about the story itself that I could see revisiting, even with my youngest son. I'd love to see Jeffrey do a book for older kids or adults that focused on the history of Coney Island. I'd want to read that!
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This whimsical book transports readers back to 1904 Coney Island through the eyes of the rabbits whose home was replaced by the amusement park. Though I felt a little sad for the creatures and nature surrounding the park in the beginning, those feelings were soon replaced by the feelings of wonder and adventure that accompany the new park as the rabbits begin to explore their new surroundings. The detailed and glowing illustrations help set this exciting atmosphere and the clever ending ties the story up well.
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Beautiful illustrations and pictures!! My daughter and I loved this story.   Great designed plot.  It was hard to read on the phone
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What drew me to this book was the illustrations. The illustrations are extremely detailed and magical. They truly immerse you into the story; I felt as if I were actually there. I would spend several minutes on each page scanning each and every detail. The characters Millie and Selena are fun and lovable. We accompany Millie and Selena in their trials and adventures as Luna Park comes to life. I like that we get a glimpse of the historical past of Coney Island.
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Simply ILLUMINATING!!

"The magic starts here" for sure. This tale is illuminating in so many ways. The illustrations are so enticing, unique and look like there is light on throughout the book. And the story is historically illuminating teaching readers of all ages the background story of Luna Park at Coney Island in Brooklyn NY. The reader gets to follow this adventure together with Selena the rabbit and Millie a brave young girl. A narrative based in friendship, perseverance and not giving up on a dream!

Grateful to have received a digital copy of this book from NetGalley, Flying Rabbit Press & IBPA
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