Concrete: From the Ground Up

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Concrete: From the Ground Up

author: Larissa Theule
illustrator: Steve Light

series name:
Material Marvels

From a lowly mixture of stone, sand, water, and cement have sprung sidewalks, streets, and skyscrapers, sturdy lighthouses and magnificent palaces, long bridges and massive dams. In ancient building practices, in modern engineering, and in the architecture of the future, humble concrete plays a mighty role in the creation of the human-made world. Brimming with facts and spiced with clever running narrative in the form of repartee-filled speech bubbles, Concrete is as intimate and entertaining as it is informative and visually sweeping. Curious readers of all agesófrom would-be engineers to science and history buffs to retro-design loversówill delight in this bold, one-of-a-kind guide to the (literal) bedrock of civilization, amplified by a bibliography in the back matter.

A stylish, eye-opening, utterly engaging, and often wry look at one of the marvels of the material world, from the ground up.
suggested retail price (U.S./CAN):
$18.99 / $0.00
1536229253 /  9781536229257
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Picture Book Nonfiction / EBook
age range:
7 yrs - 10 yrs
# of pages/size:
48 / N/A
grade range:
Grade 2 - Grade 5
Science & Nature; Science & Nature;
author’s comments:
Larissa Theule is the author of several picture books for children, including Kafka and the Doll, illustrated by Rebecca Green, and A Way with Wild Things, illustrated by Sara Palacios. She holds an MEd from Gordon College and an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts and currently lives in Southern California.
illustrator’s comments:
Steve Light is the author-illustrator of many acclaimed books for children, including the picture books Have You Seen My Dragon? and Have You Seen My Monster? and the board books Black Bird Yellow Sun; Mama Tiger, Tiger Cub; and Up Cat Down Cat. Steve Light lives in New York City with his wife.
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