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The Brooklyn Bridge: The Story of the World's Most Famous Bridge and the Remarkable Family That Built It (Wonders of the World Book)

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Publisher Comments:

A classic in children's non-fiction — now in paper.

John Roebling had a dream.

He would build the world's longest bridge and he would build it in a new way. But his way was too new. It took 15 years to convince people it would work. And then, just as construction was to begin, John Roebling was killed in a freak accident.

That should have been the end of the story of The Brooklyn Bridge. Instead, it was the beginning. For John wasn't the only Roebling who could dream.

The Brooklyn Bridge is about a legendary feat of engineering and an extraordinary family. Through rare, historical photographs, informative diagrams, and powerful illustrations, we learn exactly how this magnificent bridge was designed and constructed. From the Roeblings, we learn of loyalty, courage, sacrifice, and commitment.

The Brooklyn Bridge is the story of a bridge across a great river and a bridge across generations, a bridge of stone and steel and one of the human spirit.

Wonders of the World series

The winner of numerous awards, this series is renowned for Elizabeth Mann's ability to convey adventure and excitement while revealing technical information in engaging and easily understood language. The illustrations are lavishly realistic and accurate in detail but do not ignore the human element. Outstanding in the genre, these books are sure to bring even the most indifferent young reader into the worlds of history, geography, and architecture.

One of the ten best non-fiction series for young readers.- Booklist

Synopsis:

The Brooklyn Bridge is the perfect subject for a picture book. This is the story of how it was built. This book is a classic tale of struggle and triumph, told in a manner that will thrill, fascinate, and inspire--all the more so because every word is true. 36 illustrations, prints, photos. 2 gatefolds.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781931414166
Author:
Mann, Elizabeth
Publisher:
Mikaya Press
Illustrator:
Witschonke, Alan
Subject:
History - United States/19th Century
Subject:
Brooklyn Bridge (New York, N.Y.) History.
Subject:
Science & Nature - General
Subject:
Bridges - Suspension - New York (State) - New
Subject:
Children s Nonfiction-US History
Edition Description:
Mikaya Paperback
Series:
Wonders of the World Book
Publication Date:
20060931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
, Y
Pages:
46
Dimensions:
10.02x9.92x.19 in. .56 lbs.
Age Level:
01-12

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Product details 46 pages Mikaya Press - English 9781931414166 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The Brooklyn Bridge is the perfect subject for a picture book. This is the story of how it was built. This book is a classic tale of struggle and triumph, told in a manner that will thrill, fascinate, and inspire--all the more so because every word is true. 36 illustrations, prints, photos. 2 gatefolds.

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