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Sky Boys: How They Built the Empire State Building


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The acclaimed team that brought readers the IRA Children’s Book Award—winning Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt is back with 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.

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About the Author

Deborah Hopkinson's most recent book is the ALA Award-Winning Apples to Oregon. Her other titles include Under the Quilt of NIght (Also illustrated by James E. Ransome) and Fannie in the Kitchen. She lives in Oregon.

James E. Ransome is the illustrator of many highly acclaimed titles including Creation, which won a Coretta Scott King Award for illustration; Major Taylor by Lesa Cline-Ransome; and Let My People Go by Patricia McKissack, winner of an NAACP Image Award. He lives in New York.

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Hopkinson, Deborah
Dragonfly Books
Ransome, James E.
Historical - General
Children s Art-General
empire state building;new york city;picture book;construction;great depression;new york;historical fiction;history;skyscrapers;fiction;building;buildings;colophon
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Picture book
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Grade Level:
from P up to 4
11.53 x 8.28 x 0.18 in 0.47 lb
Age Level:
from 4 up to 9

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