Bridges are to Cross

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G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1998 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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Everyone knows bridges are to cross -- to get to the other side. But did you know that some bridges carry llamas loaded with firewood, some let people dance over lazy rivers, some were forts for defending castles, and some were crossed by emperors and popes? From a simple log to woven webs of steel, bridges reflect our values, our lifestyles. Feast your eyes on these bridges from around the world, all painstakingly created with intricately cut paper, and you will come to realize that crossing is only one reason for having a bridge.

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User Review  - rpazmino-calligan - LibraryThing

While this book is not chock full of text, it does give a glimpse of many different bridges all over the world. Each bridge is described by what or who crosses it and there is a date of when it was ... Read full review

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User Review  - berethalindsey - LibraryThing

The book is good if the students have an assignment about bridges because the book has illustations of different bridges, the location, and function of the bridges. If a child ask about a brige, this ... Read full review


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About the author (1998)

Philemon Sturges was an architect and the author of several books for children, including I Love Trains!, I Love Trucks!, I Love Planes!, I Love School!, and I Love Bugs!

Giles Laroche lives in Salem, Massachusetts. His amazing paper relief art has illustrated many children s books. This is his first book for Houghton Mifflin.

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