Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Other Sellers on Amazon
+ $3.99 shipping
Amazing Impossible Erie Canal (Aladdin Picture Books) Paperback – June 1, 1999
From timeless classics to new favorites, find children's books for every age and stage. See more
Frequently bought together
Customers who bought this item also bought
From School Library Journal
Grade 2-6?Harness has done a wonderful job of making the history and construction of the Erie Canal come alive. Facts and descriptions are related in lively, accessible language, e.g.,"...then came the stake-setters, the soil-borers, the underbrush-grubbers, the tree-chopper-downers..." The narrative is matched with illustrations that cover each page. On one double-page spread, there are miniatures of the engineers who worked on the canal; a picture of how the locks work; a map of progress; a drawing of a swamp in which workers died of malaria; a stump-removal machine; the tow path; the low bridges; and a cross-section diagram showing the depth and width of the canal. All of the colorful illustrations are peppered with active people. Children will pore over these fascinating details.?Kate Hegarty Bouman, Susquehanna Valley Junior High School, Conklin, NY
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Gr. 3^-5. Focusing on the celebration that marked the completion of the Erie Canal in 1825, Harness uses words, maps, and pictures to explain the history and commerce of the canal. The book discusses the need for the canal, the politics of its planning and building, the workings of the locks and canals, the pleasure and pride people took in the accomplishment of this engineering feat, and the reasons for its demise. Full of action and details of human drama, many of the colorful double-page spreads show scenes of jubilation, as town and country folk line the canal for the festive parade of boats headed from Lake Erie down the canal and the Hudson River to the Atlantic Ocean. The illustrations offer a series of intriguing views of nineteenth-century New York State, seen by daylight and by moonlight. An upbeat introduction. Carolyn Phelan --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Top customer reviews
Built in 8 years with 83 locks along the 363 miles. Some good, detailed maps are also included in this book.
A wonderful, educational resource that we enjoyed reading in our homeschool.