Sky Boys: How They Built the Empire State Building

Sky Boys: How They Built the Empire State Building, by Deborah Hopkinson and illustrated by James E Ransome

Synopsis: The unbeatable team of Deborah Hopkinson and James E. Ransome present a riveting brick-by-brick account of how one of the most amazing accomplishments in American architecture came to be. Join a young boy as he watches the Empire State Building being constructed from scratch, then travels to the top to look down on all of New York City in 1931. Hopkinson, a master of historical fiction, and Ransome, an award-winning illustrator, dazzle us with this ALA Notable and a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book.

Published: January 2012 | ISBN: 978-0375865411 | Ages: 4-9 years

Author’s Homepage: https://deborahhopkinson.com
Author’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/Deborahopkinson

Mini-bio: James E. Ransome’s highly acclaimed illustrations for Before She Was Harriett received the 2018 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor. His other award-winning titles include Coretta Scott King Honor Book Uncle Jed’s BarbershopSweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt; and Let My People Go, winner of the NAACP Image Award. – Simon & Schuster

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Paperback Edition: Sky Boys: How They Built the Empire State Building

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