The Kite That Bridged Two Nations

The Kite That Bridged Two Nations

Homan Walsh and the First Niagara Suspension Bridge

Book - 2013
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Homan Walsh loves to fly his kite. And when a contest is announced to see whose kite string can span Niagara Falls, Homan is set on winning, despite the cold and the wind--and even when his kite is lost and broken. Homan's determination is beautifully captured in this soaring, poetic picture book that features Terry Widener's stunning acrylic paintings. Both author and illustrator worked with experts on both sides of the falls to accurately present Homan Walsh's story.The book also includes an extensive author's note, timeline, bibliography, and further resources.
Publisher: Honesdale, Pennsylvania : Calkins Creek, an imprint of Highlights, 2013, ©2013.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781590789384
Branch Call Number: J 971. 339 WAL O
Characteristics: 40 unnumbered pages : colour illustrations ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Widener, Terry - Illustrator

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LMcShaneCLE Nov 07, 2015

This story reminds us that before aviation - bridge builders had to consider novel ways to span a chasm. The contest related in this book actually happened. Share this book with a sharp mind - a future engineer - who may solve the problems we face today.

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