Subway: The Story of Tunnels, Tubes, and Tracks (Hardcover)

The Story of Tunnels, Tubes, and Tracks

By Larry Dane Brimner, Neil Waldman (Illustrator)

Boyds Mills Press, 9781590781760, 32pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2004



Beneath the streets of London, Paris, New York, and other cities lie massive, underground worlds of tunnels and trains, transporting millions of people. Undergound railways, or subways, are an engineering marvel. But why were they built? And how? Imagine city streets packed with horse-drawn stages, carriages, wagons, and trolleys --and people. Follow Larry Dane Brimner's high-speed tour of the early subways, from London, where Marc Isambard Brunel solved the problem of tunneling by watching a shipworm at work, to New York City, where Alfred Ely Beach built a secret subway under Broadway. Neil Waldman's realistic illustrations compliment this amazing story and bring to life the early days when subways were first imagined and constructed. Grab your token Hop on The train is ready to leave the station.

About the Author

Larry Dane Brimner has written more than one hundred books for children and young readers, including Country Bear's Good Neighbor, an American Bookseller "Pick of the Lists," and Max and Felix, a Kentucky Bluegrass Award nominee. He lives in Tucson, Arizona. Neil Waldman has illustrated many books, including Dream Makers: Young People Share Their Hopes and Aspirations and The Promised Land: The Birth of the Jewish People, an American Jewish Libraries Notable book. He lives in Greenburgh, New York.