How They Built the Empire State Building
Dragonfly Books, Paperback, 9780375865411, 48pp.
Publication Date: January 10, 2012
The unbeatable team of Deborah Hopkinson and James E. Ransome present a riveting brick-by-brick account of how one of the most amazing accomplishments in American architecture came to be. Join a young boy as he watches the Empire State Building being constructed from scratch, then travels to the top to look down on all of New York City in 1931. Hopkinson, a master of historical fiction, and Ransome, an award-winning illustrator, dazzle us with this ALA Notable and a "Boston Globe-Horn Book "Honor Book.
James E. Ransome s highly acclaimed illustrations for "Knock, Knock: My Dad s Dream for Me" won the 2014 Coretta Scott King Award for Illustration. His other award-winning titles include Coretta Scott King Honor Book "Uncle Jed s Barbershop" by Margaree King Mitchell; Deborah Hopkinson s "Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt"; "Let My People Go", winner of the NAACP Image Award; and "Satchel Paige, " written by his wife, Lesa. Mr. Ransome teaches illustration at Pratt Institute and lives in upstate New York with his family. Visit James at JamesRansome.com.
Kirkus Reviews starred review