A Grand Idea: How William J. Wilgus Created Grand Central Terminal

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$19.99  $18.59
Quill Tree Books
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9.2 X 11.0 X 0.3 inches | 1.1 pounds

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About the Author

Megan Hoyt first fell in love with reading on a cozy branch of the crab apple tree outside her Texas home. She devoured Beverly Cleary's books there, and Marguerite Henry's "horsey books" still remind her of the loud Texas cicadas at dusk. Bartali's Bicycle is Megan's debut picture book biography. Her first picture book was Hildegard's Gift, and her poem, "Thanksgiving by the Lake," appears in the anthology Thanku: Poems of Gratitude. When she is not writing, Megan tutors child actors on set for Disney, Warner Bros., Showtime, and Cinemax, among others. She lives in Charlotte, North Carolina, where most days she is surrounded by three fluffy pups and piles upon piles of picture books. Visit Megan online at www.meganhoyt.net.

Dave Szalay is an author and award-winning illustrator/designer based in Richfield, Ohio, where he lives with his wife Krista and three cats.


"A charming tale, and to think it's all true! Whether readers are train and construction buffs or not, this is a living, breathing biography of a building, and the man who believed in it from the ground up. Extraordinary." -- School Library Journal (starred review)

"A colorful tale. A rare introduction to one of New York City's more influential but lesser-known builders, and his "Grand" work." -- Kirkus Reviews

"Hoyt's lively text is chockful of information, presented in a child-friendly way. Szalay's textured, detail-fueled digital illustrations ably convey time and place." -- Horn Book Magazine

"[An] informational STEM picture book with an emphasis on problem-solving." -- Booklist