Nancy Keane's Booktalks -- Quick and Simple

Hopkinson, Deborah.
New York : Schwartz & Wade Books, c2006.
IL K-3, RL 2.6
ISBN 0375836101
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Have you ever wondered how a sky scraper is made?  This book tells the story of the Empire State Building, which was completed in 1931, and immediately the tallest building in the world.  To this day, it ranks among the most amazing accomplishments of American Architecture.  Using new building techniques, records were set for the incredible speed and efficiency of the building.

Let’s take a peek inside the book and see how the steel beams were joined together with rivets. (look inside at the pictures…)

To find out more about the construction of this amazing building, be sure to check out Sky Boys:  How They Built the Empire State Building.  (Bettina Wesloh, Children's Library Associate, Eldersburg Branch, Carroll County Public Library,

SUBJECTS:     Empire State Building (New York, N.Y.) -- Design and construction -- Fiction.
                        Skyscrapers -- Fiction.
                        Building -- Fiction.
                        New York (N.Y.) -- History -- Fiction.
                        Historical fiction.

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