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How Emily saved the bridge : the story of Emily Warren Roebling and the building of the Brooklyn Bridge / Frieda Wishinsky ; pictures by Natalie Nelson.

Wishinsky, Frieda, (author.). Nelson, Natalie, (illustrator.).

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  • 3 of 3 copies available at Kenton County. (Show)
  • 3 of 3 copies available at Kenton County Public Library.

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Covington Branch J B R7109w (Text) 33126022531572 JBiography Available -
Erlanger Branch J B R7109w (Text) 33126022531598 JBiography Available -
Wm. E. Durr Branch J B R7109w (Text) 33126022531580 JBiography Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781773061047
  • ISBN: 1773061046
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 28 cm
  • Publisher: Toronto ; Groundwood Books, 2019.

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Summary, etc.:
In 1869, construction began on the first steel-wire suspension bridge in the world. The massive bridge would link Brooklyn and Manhattan. Everyone was captivated by its progress. But when chief engineer Washington Roebling fell ill, the project seemed doomed to fail. Fortunately, Emily Warren Roebling stepped in, and thanks to her, the Brooklyn Bridge opened in 1883. Frieda Wishinsky's engaging text and Natalie Nelson's distinctive collage illustrations tell the inspiring story of how Emily Warren Roebling saved the bridge. Speech bubbles revealing imagined dialogue add a playful note to this historical account, which includes fascinating facts about the Brooklyn Bridge and a further reading list.--front flap
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Issued also in electronic format.
Subject: Roebling, Emily Warren, 1843-1903.
Brooklyn Bridge (New York, N.Y.) > Biography.
Bridges > New York (State) > New York > Design and construction > Biography.
Brooklyn Bridge (New York, N.Y.) > History.

  • Baker & Taylor
    ]Complemented by historical facts and whimsical speech bubbles, a tribute to the pivotal role of Emily Warren Roebling in the 1883 completion of the Brooklyn Bridge depicts how she took over for her ailing chief engineer husband and used her math and science talents to oversee construction. By the award-winning author of Please, Louise!
  • Perseus Publishing

    The Brooklyn Bridge, the iconic suspension bridge that connects Manhattan and Brooklyn, was completed in 1883. It is thanks to Emily Warren Roebling that the bridge was finished at all.

    Emily was not an engineer, but she was educated in math and science. She married Washington Roebling, the chief engineer of the famous bridge. When Washington became ill from decompression sickness, Emily stepped in, doing everything from keeping the books, to carrying messages for her husband, to monitoring the construction of the bridge. She was the first person to cross the Brooklyn Bridge when it opened.

    Emily, who went on to study law among many other accomplishments, is an inspiration to all, as demonstrated through Frieda Wishinsky’s informative and engaging text and Natalie Nelson’s distinctive collage illustrations. Speech bubbles revealing imagined dialogue add a playful note to this historical account, which includes fascinating facts about the Brooklyn Bridge and a further reading list.

  • Perseus Publishing
    The amazing story of Emily Warren Roebling, the woman who stepped in to oversee the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge, which was completed in 1883.

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