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andlt;bandgt;In Steel Town, andlt;BRandgt; it's always dark.andlt;BRandgt; In Steel Town,andlt;BRandgt; it's always raining...andlt;/bandgt; andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; In Steel Town, the mills blaze all day and all night, making steel and even more steel to be shipped over the Magic Mountains, down the Pitch-Black River, and far, far away. The men who work in the mills work as hard as the machines that make the steel, never stopping. But when the men go home at night, a different side of Steel Town emerges — one filled with music and neighbors, pierogies and spaghetti, churches and front porches. andlt;BRandgt; This gritty yet poetic world is brought to life through Jonah Winter's lyrical, rhythmic text and Terry Widener's luscious, nocturnal illustrations, whose massive figures glow with the few lights that shine through this darkness. This is a portrait of an imaginary town derived from the very real American steel towns of the 1930s, when the sky was often black as night all day and the cavernous mills belched out fire and smoke. Here is a journey to a town that time has not forgotten, just misplaced: Steel Town.

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The gritty yet poetic world of American steel-mill towns of the 1930s is brought to life through Winter's lyrical, rhythmic text and Widener's luscious, nocturnal illustrations. Full color.

Synopsis:

In Steel Town,

it's always dark.

In Steel Town,

it's always raining...

In Steel Town, the mills blaze all day and all night, making steel and even more steel to be shipped over the Magic Mountains, down the Pitch-Black River, and far, far away. The men who work in the mills work as hard as the machines that make the steel, never stopping. But when the men go home at night, a different side of Steel Town emerges — one filled with music and neighbors, pierogies and spaghetti, churches and front porches.

This gritty yet poetic world is brought to life through Jonah Winter's lyrical, rhythmic text and Terry Widener's luscious, nocturnal illustrations, whose massive figures glow with the few lights that shine through this darkness. This is a portrait of an imaginary town derived from the very real American steel towns of the 1930s, when the sky was often black as night all day and the cavernous mills belched out fire and smoke. Here is a journey to a town that time has not forgotten, just misplaced: Steel Town.

About the Author

Jonah Winter is the celebrated author of many picture book biographies, including andlt;iandgt;Barackandlt;/iandgt;, which was a andlt;iandgt;New York Timesandlt;/iandgt; bestseller. His other books include andlt;iandgt;Here Comes the Garbage Bargeandlt;/iandgt;,andlt;iandgt; Sonia Sotomayorandlt;/iandgt;, andlt;iandgt;Roberto Clementeandlt;/iandgt;, and others. A poet and a painter, Mr. Winter lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.andlt;Bandgt;Terry Widenerandlt;/Bandgt; is an award-winning illustrator whose picture books include andlt;Iandgt;Lou Gehrig: The Luckiest Manandlt;/Iandgt; (a andlt;Iandgt;Boston Globe-Horn Bookandlt;/Iandgt; Honor Book and an ALA Notable Book) and andlt;Iandgt;The Babe and Iandlt;/Iandgt; (a recipient of the California Young Reader Medal), both by David A. Adler, and andlt;Iandgt;Girl Wonder: A Baseball Story in Nine Inningsandlt;/Iandgt; (a Junior Library Guild Selection) by Deborah Hopkinson. Mr. Widener lives with his family in McKinney, Texas.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781416940814
Author:
Winter, Jonah
Publisher:
Atheneum Books
Illustrator:
Widener, Terry
Author:
Widener, Terry
Subject:
Cities and towns
Subject:
Mills and mill-work
Subject:
Lifestyles - City & Town Life
Subject:
People & Places - United States
Subject:
Art (painting sculpture artists architecture etc.)
Subject:
Lifestyles - City Life
Subject:
Business, Careers, Occupations
Subject:
Social Issues - Community & Neighborhood
Subject:
Steel industry and trade
Subject:
Children s-Reference Careers
Edition Description:
Hardback
Publication Date:
20080531
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
f-c jkt andamp; int
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
12 x 9 in
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
04-08

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Product details 40 pages Atheneum Books - English 9781416940814 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The gritty yet poetic world of American steel-mill towns of the 1930s is brought to life through Winter's lyrical, rhythmic text and Widener's luscious, nocturnal illustrations. Full color.
"Synopsis" by , In Steel Town,

it's always dark.

In Steel Town,

it's always raining...

In Steel Town, the mills blaze all day and all night, making steel and even more steel to be shipped over the Magic Mountains, down the Pitch-Black River, and far, far away. The men who work in the mills work as hard as the machines that make the steel, never stopping. But when the men go home at night, a different side of Steel Town emerges — one filled with music and neighbors, pierogies and spaghetti, churches and front porches.

This gritty yet poetic world is brought to life through Jonah Winter's lyrical, rhythmic text and Terry Widener's luscious, nocturnal illustrations, whose massive figures glow with the few lights that shine through this darkness. This is a portrait of an imaginary town derived from the very real American steel towns of the 1930s, when the sky was often black as night all day and the cavernous mills belched out fire and smoke. Here is a journey to a town that time has not forgotten, just misplaced: Steel Town.

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