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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Random House Inc
Publication date October 1, 1985
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780394525280
ISBN-10 0394525280
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $17.95
§As reported by publisher
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Summaries and Reviews
Summary
Portrays a world where fiction and reality meet within the 1930s Bronx childhood of Edgar, growing up through the intensity of the Depression and the hope of the New York World's Fair
Amazon.com description: Product Description: "Something close to magic." The Los Angeles Times

The astonishing novel of a young boy's life in the New York City of the 1930s, a stunning recreation of the sights, sounds, aromas and emotions of a time when the streets were safe, families stuck together through thick and thin, and all the promises of a generation culminate in a single great World's Fair . . .


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Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780394525280 Book cover for 9780816140855 Book cover for 9780844666969
 
from Peter Smith Pub Inc (June 1, 1994)
9780844666969 | details & prices | 5.25 × 8.25 × 1.00 in. | 0.75 lbs | List price $24.25
About: "Something close to magic.
Reissue edition from Random House Value Pub (January 1, 1988)
9780517660836 | details & prices | List price $3.99
About: Portrays a world where fiction and reality meet within the 1930s Bronx childhood of Edgar, growing up through the intensity of the Depression and the hope of the New York World's Fair
Large print edition from G K Hall & Co (October 1, 1986)
9780816140855 | details & prices | List price $19.95
About: Portrays a world in which fantasy and reality meet within the Bronx childhood of Edgar, growing up through the turmoil of the Depression and the promise of the New York World's Fair
The price comparison is for this edition
from Random House Inc (October 1, 1985)
9780394525280 | details & prices | List price $17.95
About: Portrays a world where fiction and reality meet within the 1930s Bronx childhood of Edgar, growing up through the intensity of the Depression and the hope of the New York World's Fair
Paperback
Book cover for 9780449212370 Book cover for 9780452275720 Book cover for 9780679736288
 
Reprint edition from Plume (April 1, 1996)
9780452275720 | details & prices | 288 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 1.00 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $15.00
About: "Something close to magic.
from Penguin USA (April 1, 1996)
9789990061833 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.58 lbs | List price $0.02
Rep int edition from Vintage Books (July 1, 1992)
9780679736288 | details & prices | 5.25 × 8.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $12.00
About: Portrays a world where fiction and reality meet within the 1930s Bronx childhood of Edgar, growing up through the intensity of the Depression and the hope of the New York World's Fair
from Fawcett Books (November 1, 1986)
9780449212370 | details & prices | List price $5.95
About: Presents a world in which fiction and reality meet within the 1930s Bronx childhood of Edgar, growing up through the intensity of the Depression and the hope of the New York World's Fair
Cassette/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9780786102990
 
from Blackstone Audio Inc (December 1, 1992); titled "Worlds Fair"
9780786102990 | details & prices | 6.50 × 9.75 × 1.25 in. | 0.95 lbs | List price $49.95
About: This wonderfully poignant story leads irresistibly to the glittering, futuristic promise of the New York World's Fair of 1939, where the young protaganist at the age of nine crosses over into a future of his own.

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