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Sky Boys How They Built the Empire State Building (Hardcover)

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Sky Boys Hopkinson, Deborah/ Ransome, James E. (ILT) 1 of 1
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN-10: 0375836101
ISBN-13: 9780375836107
Sku: 31281061
Publish Date: 2/28/2006
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 11.75H x 8.5L x 0.5T
Pages:  48
Age Range:  10 to 13
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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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Traveling back in time to 1930s New York City, a young boy and his father watch in great delight as the magnificent Empire State Building is built through fierce hard work, sheer strength, and incredible dedication by the men who risked their very lives to complete the job.
A little boy chronicles the incredible story of the Empire State Building--constructed at lightning speed in just 13 and a half months. Rising out of the dark Depression years, New York City's shining building had 3,000 hardworking, blue-overalled "sky boys" climbing up and down the steel frame, rapidly transforming it into an internationally known landmark. With gorgeous blue-tinted paintings.


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"Poetic lines are packed with information, and the palette ranges from blue-sky days to rich nighttime hues to beautiful bursts of orange, yellows and blues...A beautiful work befitting its subject." 1/15/2006

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Product attributeeBooks:   Kobo
Product attributeBook Format:   Hardcover
Product attributeMinimum Age:   06
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0048
Product attributePublisher:   Schwartz & Wade Books
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