Secret Engineer: How Emily Roebling Built the Brooklyn Bridge

Rachel Dougherty (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$17.99  $16.55
Publisher
Roaring Brook Press
Publish Date
February 19, 2019
Pages
40
Dimensions
10.2 X 9.1 X 0.4 inches | 1.05 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781250155320

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About the Author

Rachel Dougherty is the illustrator of such nonfiction picture books as Your Life as a Cabin Attendant on the Titanic, Your Life as a Pioneer on the Oregon Trail, and The Twelve Days of Christmas in Pennsylvania. She is a lifelong history buff and has always paid special attention to brave and commanding women. Secret Engineer is the first picture book she has both written and illustrated. She lives in Philadelphia

Reviews

"Dougherty's lively narration of the events provides readers with an accessible, factual account of a remarkable woman's accomplishments...Inspiring."--Kirkus Reviews

"Dougherty's illustrations are bright and communicative, patiently illustrating the science behind the bridge's construction. Particularly delightful are the sprawling double-page spreads of the bridge's final stages, which seem to grow grander and more imposing as young Emily finds her footing and confidence. A bittersweet, stirring tale of a woman ahead of her time, with substantial back matter and a glossary for budding engineers."--Booklist

" An excellent choice for libraries looking to strengthen picture book biography collections about women in STEM."--School Library Journal