Sky Boys

How They Built the Empire State Building

By Deborah Hopkinson; James E. Ransome (Illustrator)
(Dragonfly Books, Paperback, 9780375865411, 48pp.)

Publication Date: January 10, 2012

Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover, Library Binding

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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.




About the Author

DEBORAH HOPKINSON is the author of Sky Boys: How They Built the Empire State Building, an ALA Notable Book and a Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, and Abe Lincoln Crosses a Creek, illustrated by John Hendrix, an ALA Notable Book and a Junior Library Guild Selection. Her most recent book is A Boy Called Dickens. Her many other acclaimed titles include ALA Notable Apples to Oregon, Under the Quilt of Night, and Fannie in the Kitchen.

JAMES E. RANSOME is the illustrator of many titles, including Before There Was Mozart: The Story of Joseph Boulogne, Chevalier de Saint-George; Young Pelé: Soccer's First Star, a finalist for the NAACP Image Awards; Satchel Paige; and Major Taylor: Champion Cyclist. He is also the illustrator of Sky Boys: How They Built the Empire State Building by Deborah Hopkinson, a Boston Globe-Horn Book Award and an ALA Notable Book; Creation, which won a Coretta Scott King Award for Illustration; and Let My People Go by Patricia C. McKissack, winner of an NAACP Image Award. Visit him at JamesRansome.com




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