The story of buildings : from the Pyramids to the Sydney Opera House and beyond by Dillon, Patrick (#0568DM1)


The story of buildings : from the Pyramids to the Sydney Opera House and beyond

by Dillon, Patrick; illustrated by Biesty, Stephen
Toy/Moveable Candlewick Press, 2014


From the Publisher
Aspiring architects will be in their element! Explore this illustrated narrative history of buildings for young readers, an amazing construction in itself.

We spend most of our lives in buildings. We make our homes in them. We go to school in them. We work in them. But why and how did people start making buildings? How did they learn to make them stronger, bigger, and more comfortable? Why did they start to decorate them in different ways? From the pyramid erected so that an Egyptian pharaoh would last forever to the dramatic, machine-like Pompidou Center designed by two young architects, Patrick Dillon's stories of remarkable buildings -- and the remarkable people who made them -- celebrates the ingenuity of human creation. Stephen Biesty's extraordinarily detailed illustrations take us inside famous buildings throughout history and demonstrate just how these marvelous structures fit together.
Reviews & Awards
  • Booklist, 04/15/14
  • Horn Book Guide starred, 10/01/14
  • Horn Book Magazine starred, 07/01/14
  • Library Media Connection, 11/01/14
  • School Library Journal starred, 04/01/14
Product Details
  • Publisher: Candlewick Press
  • Publication Date: March 11, 2014
  • Format: Toy/Moveable
  • Edition: First U.S. edition.
  • Dewey: 720.9
  • Classifications: Nonfiction
  • Description: 95 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 30 cm
  • Tracings: Biesty, Stephen, illustrator.
  • ISBN-10: 0-7636-6990-3
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7636-6990-4
  • Follett Number: 0568DM1
  • Interest Level: 3-6
  • Reading Level: 6.2
  • ATOS Book Level: 7.4
  • AR Interest Level: MG
  • AR Points: 4
  • AR Quiz: 165443EN
  • Reading Counts Level: 9.5
  • Reading Counts Points: 8
  • Lexile: 1060L