The Kite That Bridged Two Nations: Homan Walsh and the First Niagara Suspension Bridge
The Kite That Bridged Two Nations: Homan Walsh and the First Niagara Suspension Bridge
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The Kite That Bridged Two Nations: Homan Walsh and the First Niagara Suspension Bridge

Written by Alexis O'Neill & illustrated by Terry Widener
Published by Calkins Creek Books
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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.

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    Book Details

    ISBN
    9781590789384
    Publication Date
    September 1, 2013
    Text Details
    The text is set in Palatino. Hand-lettering by David Coulson
    Illustration Details
    The illustrations are done in acrylic on chipboard.
    Word Count
    1047
    Reading Age
    8 - 12 years
    Lib. of Congress (LCCN)
    2012955629
    WorldCat Number (OCLC)
    937870578
    ASIN/ISBN 10
    1590789385
    Lexile® Level
    740L

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