The Golden Gate Bridge. The impossible bridge, some call it. They say it can't be built.
But Robert's father is building it. He's a skywalkera brave, high-climbing ironworker. Robert is convinced his pop has the most important job on the crew . . . until a frightening event makes him see that it takes an entire team to accomplish the impossible.
When it was completed in 1937, San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge was hailed as an international marvel. Eve Bunting's riveting story salutes the ingenuity and courage of every person who helped raise this majestic American icon.
Includes an author's note about the construction of the Golden Gate Bridge.
About the Author
EVE BUNTING is the author of many acclaimed books for young readers, including the Caldecott Medal–winning Smoky Night. Her numerous honors include the prestigious Kerlan Award for her body of work. Ms. Bunting lives in Southern California.
C. F. PAYNE has illustrated several books for children, including Brave Harriet: The First Woman to Fly the English Channel and True Heart, both written by Marissa Moss. He lives in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I absolutely love this wonderful, educational children's book, Pop's Bridge by Eve Bunting. I think this is Eve's best work, telling of the building of the San Francisco. You will learn many great historical facts. The narrative is wonderful. "There's a crew of more than a thousand men working on that bridge, Robert, including [your friend] Charlie's dad," says mom. "I know that, but I just shrug. To me, it's Pop's bridge."The illustrations by C.F. Payne remind me of Norman Rockwell style. The artist also is the illustratorMolly's Surprise: A Christmas Story, Book Three (The American Girls Collection), True Heart, Casey at the Bat: A Ballad of the Republic Sung in the Year 188, Who Grew My Soup?
She sat waiting for Rye a smile on her features.