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Jan 10, 2012
| ISBN 9780375865411
| 4-8 years
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Nov 28, 2012
| ISBN 9780307983213
| 4-8 years
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Jan 10, 2012 | ISBN 9780375865411 | 4-8 years
Nov 28, 2012 | ISBN 9780307983213 | 4-8 years
The unbeatable team of Deborah Hopkinson and James E. Ransome present a riveting brick-by-brick account of how one of the most amazing accomplishments in American architecture came to be. Join a young boy as he watches the Empire State Building being constructed from scratch, then travels to the top to look down on all of New York City in 1931. Hopkinson, a master of historical fiction, and Ransome, an award-winning illustrator, dazzle us with this ALA Notable and a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book.
This Boston Globe–Horn Book Honor Book and ALA-ALSC Notable Children’s Book provides a riveting brick-by-brick account of how one of the most amazing accomplishments in American architecture came to be. It’s 1930 and times are tough for Pop and his son. But look! On the corner of 34th Street and 5th Avenue, a building straight and simple as a pencil is being built in record time. Hundreds of men are leveling, shoveling, hauling. They’re hoisting 60,000 tons of steal, stacking 10 million bricks, eating lunch in the clouds. And when they cut ribbon and the crowds rush in, the boy and his father will be among the first to zoom up to the top of the tallest building in the world and see all of Manhattan spread at their feet.
Deborah Hopkinson is the author of award-winning books for children and teens including Sky Boys, The Great Trouble, A Bandit’s Tale, and A Letter to My Teacher. She visits schools across the country and lives in Oregon.
Kirkus Reviews starred review
Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book
Arkansas Diamond Primary Book Award
Kentucky Bluegrass Award
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