Skyscraper

By Curlee, Lynn

Publishers Summary:
Examines the history of the design of tall buildings.

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ISBN
978-0-68984-489-8
Publisher
New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, c2007.


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on March 1, 2007

Gr 4-8 Dramatic paintings and lucid prose highlight this excellent history of skyscrapers. Nearly every spread features a full page of text opposite an impressive acrylic illustration. Thus, a page turn reveals another striking construction as the text proceeds chronologically. Precise lines and deft coloring convey the elegance and grandeur of the buildings. Carefully varied composition reveals full views, key sections, or from-the-ground-up perspectives, helping readers grasp the essence of each co...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2007

Stunning art deco–style illustrations make this history of skyscrapers stand tall. Curlee introduces New York's Chrysler Building then discusses construction met...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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