Lost in NYC: A Subway Adventure


Spiegelman, N., & Sánchez, S. G. (2015). Lost in NYC: a subway adventure. New York, NY: TOON Books.

Genre: Realistic Fiction/Adventure

Grade Level: Toon Comics recommends this for grades 3 and up.

Summary: New student Pablo and his classmate, Alicia, get on the wrong subway on a field trip to the Empire State Building. Now they must find each other and their class in this NYC adventure story.

Review: What a treat this comic was! You don’t have to be a New Yorker to appreciate Lost in NYC, but it certainly does help. In just over fifty pages, the comic manages to make readers feel so invested in the two main characters. The illustrations were also so impressive! They give the reader the fast paced feeling of racing through the crowded, winding streets of NYC. The comic is supported by a diverse cast. I selected this comic because the sense of adventure and theme of friendship make it both a fun and profound read for young children. The bright and colorful pictures will catch a child’s eye, and there are facts and photos about the Empire State Building and subway system to make this comic educational as well.

Educational Connections: The end of the comic features maps, photos, and facts about NYC, the subway system, and the Empire State Building. There is also a section with tips for parents, teachers, and librarians.


Hunter, S. (2015, April 15). Lost in NYC: A Subway Adventure. Retrieved May 07, 2017, from https://www.booklistonline.com/Lost-in-NYC-A-Subway-Adventure-Nadja-Spiegelman/pid=7348187

LOST IN NYC by Nadja Spiegelman , Sergio Garca Snchez. (2015, February 3). Retrieved May 07, 2017, from https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/nadja-spiegelman/lost-in-nyc/


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