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New children's book captures the magic of Central Park

"The Central Park Tales" is set in New York's favorite park.

Introducing your kids to the magic of Central Park is part of the fun of being a New York City parent. From the trumpet players under the bridge, to the remote control sailboats and of course the zoo, there is so much to explore.

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Now, you can incorporate some of those special moments into storytime with a new book written and illustrated by Marcus Meesters. "The Central Park Tales," is about a group of friendly animals that live in the park and the curious adventures they stumble into.

"The Central Park Tales" is part of a trilogy, each book set in a different world-famous park. The first book, "The Vondelpark Tales" is set in Amsterdam, this New York City-edition is the second, and the third --- coming out in 2016 --- will be set in Hyde Park.


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"My hope is that the trilogy, which is connected by a narrator named Uncle Mouse in all three books, contributes to the rich urban cultures of New York, London, and Amsterdam, creating a new intercultural connection between three beautiful cities," Meester says.

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