Pop’s Bridge

post written by Emma Filbrun

Pop's Bridge by Eve BuntingTitle: Pop’s Bridge
Author: Eve Bunting
Major Themes: Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, Bridges, Architecture
Synopsis: Lovely pictures and text tell the story of the building of the Golden Gate Bridge.

We’ve really been enjoying Pop’s Bridge, a picture book about the building of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California. Robert’s father is a skywalker, doing the iron work at the very top of the bridge. Robert and his friend Charlie spend a lot of their time sitting on a nearby hillside overlooking San Francisco Bay, watching the bridge take shape. Charlie’s father is a painter on the bridge, but Robert figures that his own father has the most important job—until a tragedy opens his eyes to the fact that all the workers are equally important.

Beautiful, detailed paintings bring this building project to life, and help tell a lovely story about friendship and the importance of working together. Two pages at the end give more information about the bridge and its history. I have read this book to my little boys many times since it arrived in our house, and I anticipate reading it many more times. It’s one that won’t grow old very fast!

No warnings!


Age Levels:

Read Aloud—Ages 3 – 4, 5 – 8
Reading Independently—Ages 5 – 6, 7 – 9

 

Links to buy Pop’s Bridge:

Amazon:

Kindle | Hardcover


AbeBooks:

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Keywords:
Architecture, Bridges, Golden Gate Bridge

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