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Author Wishinsky, Frieda, author.

Title How Emily saved the bridge : the story of Emily Warren Roebling and the building of the Brooklyn Bridge / Frieda Wishinsky ; pictures by Natalie Nelson.

Publication Info. Toronto ; Berkeley, CA : Groundwood Books, 2019.


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Byron PL Easy Picturebooks - BYLY-14  E PEOPLE BIOGRAPHY ROEBLING    DUE 01-22-20
 DeKalb PL Easy Non-Fiction - DKLY-12  E 624.2 WIS    AVAILABLE
 Manhattan-Elwood PL Juvenile Easy Fiction - MTBB-2  E ROE PEOPLE FAMOUS    AVAILABLE
 North Suburban PLD Loves Park Easy Biography - NSLY-11  EB ROE    AVAILABLE
 North Suburban PLD Roscoe Easy Biography - NSRY-11  EB ROE    DUE 02-08-20
 Putnam County PL - Condit Stacks - PTGG-8  J 624.2 WIS    IN TRANSIT +1 HOLD
 Rock Island Main Lib Juvenile Non-Fiction - RIPG-6  J 624.2309 WIS    AVAILABLE
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 28 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary In 1869, construction began on the first steel-wire suspension bridge in the world. The massive bridge would link Brooklyn and Manhattan. Everyone was captivated by its progress. But when chief engineer Washington Roebling fell ill, the project seemed doomed to fail. Fortunately, Emily Warren Roebling stepped in, and thanks to her, the Brooklyn Bridge opened in 1883. Frieda Wishinsky's engaging text and Natalie Nelson's distinctive collage illustrations tell the inspiring story of how Emily Warren Roebling saved the bridge. Speech bubbles revealing imagined dialogue add a playful note to this historical account, which includes fascinating facts about the Brooklyn Bridge and a further reading list.--front flap.
"An accessible, picture-book biography of Emily Warren Roebling. The Brooklyn Bridge, the iconic suspension bridge that connects Manhattan and Brooklyn, was completed in 1883. It is thanks to Emily Warren Roebling that the bridge was finished at all. Emily was not an engineer, but she was educated in math and science. She married Washington Roebling, the chief engineer of the famous bridge. When Washington became ill from decompression sickness, Emily stepped in, doing everything from keeping the books, to carrying messages for her husband, to monitoring the construction of the bridge. She was the first person to cross the Brooklyn Bridge when it opened."-- Provided by publisher.
Form Issued also in electronic format.
Subject Roebling, Emily Warren, 1843-1903 -- Juvenile literature.
Roebling, Emily Warren, 1843-1903. (OCoLC)fst00116433
Roebling, Emily Warren, 1843-1903.
Bridges -- New York (State) -- New York -- Design and construction -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Bridges -- Design and construction. (OCoLC)fst00838690
Bridges -- New York (State) -- New York.
Brooklyn Bridge (New York, N.Y.) -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Brooklyn Bridge (New York, N.Y.) -- History -- Juvenile literature.
New York (State) -- New York. (OCoLC)fst01204333
New York (State) -- New York -- Brooklyn Bridge. (OCoLC)fst01316691
Brooklyn Bridge (New York, N.Y.)
Genre/Form Creative nonfiction.
Picture books.
Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Juvenile works. (OCoLC)fst01411637
Added Author Nelson, Natalie, illustrator.
Other Form: Wishinsky, Frieda, author. How Emily saved the bridge./ Toronto : Groundwood Books, 2019. (CaOONL)20189036753
ISBN 9781773061047 (hardcover)

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