Sky Boys: How They Built the Empire State Building

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By Deborah Hopkinson
Publisher Random House Children's Books - (Schwartz Wade Books)
Sky Boys: How They Built the Empire State Building
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This Boston GlobeHorn BookHonor Book and ALAALSC Notable Childrens Book provides a riveting brickbybrick account of how one of the most amazing accomplishments in American architecture came to be. Its 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. Theyre 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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1060 words1,060 words
48 pages48 pages
Lexile AD770LLexile AD770L
Grade K to 5Grade K to 5
Age 5-10Age 5-10
Published 2006Published 2006

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