This is the beautifully illustrated story of the step by step building of the Empire State Building as seen through the eyes of a boy and his father. It's a perfect blend of the wonder of the idea of building something so far-reaching and the daily experiences of the courageous men who toiled to bring it to life.
978-0375836107 48 pages Ages 7-10
Keywords: building; skyscraper
Recommended by: Barb Langridge, abookandahug.com ************* "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."--from the publisher