Item description for Brooklyn Bridge by Lynn Curlee...
Overview Provides the story of this famous bridge's construction and its long history through colorful illustration and straightforward text. 15,000 first printing.
Publishers Description ""It so happens that the work which is likely to be our most durable monument, and to convey some knowledge of us to the most remote posterity, is a work of bare utility; not a shrine, not a fortress, but a bridge."" So wrote one architectural critic of the Brooklyn Bridge, one of the grandest and most eloquent monuments to the American spirit that our country has produced. Its magnificent site, breathtaking span, cutting-edge technology, and sheer beauty have made it the subject of poems, paintings, photographs, novels, plays, and movies. Beneath the Brooklyn Bridge's triumphant arches lie astonishing tales of death, deception, genius, and daring. Over the fourteen-year course of its construction, there were many deaths, including that of John A. Roebling, designer and chief engineer; an underwater fire; and even fraud. Finally, though, the bridge was finished, and as part of the opening day festivities, the president, and two mayors crossed it. In this stunning visual history, Lynn Curlee tells the fascinating story of the history and construction of the "Eighth Wonder of the World."
Awards and Recognitions Brooklyn Bridge by Lynn Curlee has received the following awards and recognitions -
Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award - 2002 Honor Book - Children's Book category
Citations And Professional Reviews Brooklyn Bridge by Lynn Curlee has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2010 page 495
Kirkus Review - Children - 04/01/2001 page 497
Booklist - 04/15/2001 page 1548
Publishers Weekly - 05/14/2001 page 82
New York Times - 05/20/2001 page 30
School Library Journal - 05/01/2001 page 162
Horn Book Magazine - 07/01/2001 page 470
Ingram Children's Advance - 05/01/2001 page 58
Christian Home & School - 09/01/2001 page 27
People Weekly - 10/29/2001 page 54
Booklist - 12/01/2001 page 658
Hornbook Guide to Children - 01/01/2001 page 379
ALA Notable Childrens Books - 03/15/2002 page 1234
Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2002 page 32
Hornbook Guide to Children - 07/01/2001 page 379
Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2006 page 318
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10.3" Width: 11.32" Height: 0.39" Weight: 1.2 lbs.
Release Date May 1, 2001
ISBN 0689831838 ISBN13 9780689831836
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More About Lynn Curlee
Lynn Curlee received a 2002 Sibert Honor for Brooklyn Bridge. His other works include Ships of the Air, Into the Ice: The Story of Arctic Exploration, Rushmore, Liberty, Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, Capital, Parthenon, Ballpark, Skyscraper, and most recently, Mythological Creatures. He lives in Jamesport, New York. You can learn more about him at curleeart.com.
Lynn Curlee currently resides in Jamesport, in the state of New York.
Reviews - What do customers think about Brooklyn Bridge?
A Tribute to the "Eighth Wonder of the World" Jun 1, 2002
"It's magnificent site, monumental twin towers, breathtaking span, cutting-edge technology, and sheer beauty make Brooklyn Bridge the grandest, and perhaps the most important, structure built in America during the nineteenth century. To people at the time, it seemed almost miraculous. They called it the Eighth Wonder of the World." Lynn Curlee brings this sixteen year triumph of engineering and architectural design to life in his fascinating story of how the Brooklyn Bridge grew from an idea into a reality. His straightforward and engaging text is rich in history, drama, interesting fun facts, and anecdotes, and complemented by marvelously bold and creative illustrations. Youngsters will enjoy poring over the detailed and innovative diagrams, watching as the bridge is constructed right before their eyes. With additional information, statistics, a timeline and short bibliography included at the end, Brooklyn Bridge is non-fiction at its very best, and a captivating history lesson kids 9-12 shouldn't miss.