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  • Sky Boys: How They Built the Empire State Building
  • Written by Deborah Hopkinson
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This Boston Globe–Horn Book Honor Book and ALA-ALSC Notable Children's Book provides a riveting brick-by-brick account of how one of the most amazing accomplishments in American architecture came to be. It’s 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. They’re 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.
Deborah Hopkinson

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Deborah Hopkinson - Sky Boys: How They Built the Empire State Building
Deborah Hopkinson's most recent book is the ALA Award-Winning Apples to Oregon. Her other titles include Under the Quilt of NIght (Also illustrated by James E. Ransome) and Fannie in the Kitchen. She lives in Oregon.
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NOMINEE Arkansas Diamond Primary Book Award
NOMINEE Kentucky Bluegrass Award
WINNER 2006 Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book

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