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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) [Paperback]

By Elizabeth Mann (Author) & Alan Witschonke (Illustrator)
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Item description for The Brooklyn Bridge: The story of the world's most famous bridge and the remarkable family that built it. (Wonders of the World Book) by Elizabeth Mann & Alan Witschonke...

Overview
Describes the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge, from its conception by John Roebling in 1852 through its final completion under the direction of his son, Washington, in 1883.

Publishers Description

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

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Item Specifications...


Pages   46
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 10.02" Width: 9.92" Height: 0.19"
Weight:   0.55 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Sep 12, 2006
Publisher   Mikaya Press
Age  9-13
ISBN  1931414165  
ISBN13  9781931414166  


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More About Elizabeth Mann & Alan Witschonke


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Elizabeth Mann has written nine Wonders of the World books, an award-winning series. She is former teacher in New York, holds an M.S.E. and is cofounder of Mikaya Press.

Laura Lo Turco works from her studio in Brooklyn, New York. The Great Pyramid was her third book.



Elizabeth Mann currently resides in New York City, in the state of New York. Elizabeth Mann was born in 1948.

Elizabeth Mann has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Wonders of the World (Mikaya Hardcover)
  2. Wonders of the World (Mikaya Paperback)


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Product Categories

1Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 9-12 > General
2Books > Subjects > Children > Arts & Music > Architecture
3Books > Subjects > Children > History & Historical Fiction > United States > 1800s
4Books > Subjects > Children > Science, Nature & How It Works > General



Reviews - What do customers think about The Brooklyn Bridge: The story of the world's most famous bridge and the remarkable family that built it. (Wonders of the World Book)?

The Brooklyn Bridge  Apr 10, 2002
This is a great book for kids and it has wonderful illustrations. I am using it in a lesson plan for a fourth grade art appreciation class on New York architecture.
 
Descriptive and brings the brooklyn bridge story together  Oct 29, 1998
Excellent.Very good for young kid
 
An extraordinary book  Apr 8, 1998
This is an extraordinary book, which would make a lovely gift for any child fascinated by bridges - or New York City. Its text is both informative and lively. And the illustrations are as fine. There are original illustrations of both the bridge and the people involved in its building, diagrams that clearly show how the bridge was built (and prevent the author from having to muddy up the text with too many technical details) and historical photos. Truly a creative approach to illustrating an inspiring book. My son, 8, has asked me to find him Elizabeth Mann's other books - she's written one about the pyramids and the Great Wall of China - right away. What a recommendation.
 

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