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by C.F. Payne,Eve Bunting

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 skywalker--a 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.
Download Pop's Bridge epub
ISBN: 0152047735
ISBN13: 978-0152047733
Category: Children
Subcategory: Literature & Fiction
Author: C.F. Payne,Eve Bunting
Language: English
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers; First edition (May 1, 2006)
Pages: 32 pages
ePUB size: 1765 kb
FB2 size: 1535 kb
Rating: 4.6
Votes: 996
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I totally teared up reading this book!

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!

Definitely recommend!
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.
Really incredible book!!! Makes the building of the San Francisco bridge real to the people in the story. Also has a few surprises!
Great story though sad twist in the middle (bridge accident resulting in multiple deaths), which may not be appropriate for very young kids.
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!
My Husand is an Iron Worker , so I found this book most appropriate for our daughter. It has a great storyline and message for young kids , but also tied in some cool and interesting things about Iron Workers. Best part my daughter makes my husband read it to her all the time calling it Daddy's book!
Very entertaining.
Even Bunting has written another great book with this one about the Golden Gate bridge. I bought it for a school library and it's a big hit with students.