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This is a damned fine book. Life's travails are thrown into the binoculars of a child enthralled by his father's work. He stares on in horror as eight men die before his eyes, but through tragedy he learns the value of human life and the overwhelming power of universal empathy.
I got it bc I'm doing a unit on bridges and thought it would be a good narrative/historical addition, and my excited two year old wanted to read it, so we did. It was my first time through and I 100% had tears running down my cheeks—my two year old was rapt! Beautiful story, full of historical context, academic vocabulary and beautiful examples of metaphor and allegory. And I definitely learned exciting things that I didn't previously know—for instance, the challenges that gave the Golden Gate the nickname "The Impossible Project" and the fact that one man tackled and overcame—under budget!!! Excellent example of humans coming together to overcome and rich with learning opportunities!
I got this for my son for his homeschool lessons. The book is hardback with beautiful illustrations throughout . I had to get it here because the local library didn't have this book. My son has already read it twice. The boys call my dad Pop,so this book was extra special for us to read.
This book is a favorite of mine. I have used it for so many instructional purposes : historical fiction, character development, text-text connection...Try SKY BOYS, also. Such a terrific book! Buy both!