The Brooklyn Bridge
By Elizabeth Mann
Illustrated by Alan Witschonke

10" x 10"
48 pages, Color

Hardcover US $22.95
Paperback US $12.95

iBooks $6.99

The story of the world's most famous bridge and the remarkable family that built it.

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.

Informational Book of the Year
The International Reading Association

The Scientific American Young Readers Book Award

Honor Book, The Jefferson Cup Award
The Virginia Library Association

100 Books to Read and Share
The New York Public Library Annual List

Best Books of the Year
The Child Study Children's Book Committee

Outstanding From a Learning Perspective
The Parent Council

"... an informative mix of historical reproductions, striking illustrations and clearly presented texts...The design, step-by-step construction, personalities involved, multiple setbacks, and ultimate completion of this New York City Landmark are all presented in a readable narrative, supported by diagrams and dramatic illustrations..."
Starred Review, School Library Journal

"The Author retells the amazing story of the Roebling family and the tragedy they suffered while designing and constructing the Brooklyn Bridge...This is history every student will enjoy."
Press-Telegram, Long Beach,CA

"Mann conveys the stories as adventures without ever resorting to melodrama and explores the history and architecture of each structure in highly readable form...the stories are told in handsomely designed volumes with an enlivening combination of historical pictures, photographs and paintings."
(Joint review for The Brooklyn Bridge and The Great Pyramid)

"...effectively conveys the human drama of this great construction feat and provides lucid explanations of the technology...a welcome new tribute."
Horn Book

"A wonderful book about one of the best known works of modern engineering...Amazing illustrations and interesting details help tell the story of each step of the bridge's construction. After reading this book, one will never view the Brooklyn Bridge in the same way again"
Reviews from the Parent Council

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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