Empire State Building
By Elizabeth Mann
Illustrated by Alan Witschonke

10" x 10"
48 pages, Color

Hardcover US $22.95
Paperback US $9.95

iBooks $6.99

When New York reached for the skies.

It was 1929 and the race was on to put up the tallest building in the world. Less than two years later, the race was over and the age of skyscrapers had its exclamation point.

Empire State Building tells the story of an American icon. From demolition to finishing touches, author Elizabeth Mann tracks the wonders of its architecture, engineering, and construction. From millionaires to laborers, she captures the human stories behind the technical wizardry. From the rise of a great city to the depths of the Great Depression, she traces the historical forces behind the creation of the world's most famous skyscraper.

Empire State Building is a fascinating look at this enduring symbol of New York.

Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children, Honor Book-2004
National Council for Teachers of English

Notable Children's Book in the Field of Social Studies for 2004
National Council for Social Studies and the The Children's Book Council

Best Children's Book
New York Magazine

Book of Outstanding Merit
Children's Book Committee, Bank Street College

"The latest book in the excellent Wonders of the World series...Mann writes with clarity about the technical aspects... and with verve about the building's inspiring effect on New Yorkers."
Washington Post

"A top choice...Mann's exploration of this New York City icon will capture the imagination of report writers and general readers alike."
Starred Review, School Library Journal

Elizabeth Mann lives in New York City with her husband and business partner Stuart Waldman. Formerly a teacher in the New York City Public Schools, she holds an M.S.E. from Bank Street College of Education. She is co-founder of Mikaya Press and the author of The Brooklyn Bridge, Empire State Building, Statue Of Liberty, The Great Pyramid, The Great Wall, The Roman Colosseum, The Panama Canal, Machu Picchu, Hoover Dam, The Parthenon, Taj Mahal and Tikal.

Alan Witschonke graduated from Rhode Island School of Design in 1975. He has won awards from both The Society of Illustrators and Communication Arts magazine. He lives in Belmont, MA with his two sons and his wife, Judith Love, who is also an illustrator. He is the illustrator of The Brooklyn Bridge, Empire State Building, Statue Of Liberty, The Great Wall, and Hoover Dam.

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