Sunday, November 9, 2008

Steel Town

Steel Town by Jonah Winter, Terry Widener (Illustrator)
In Steel Town, it's always raining, freight trains come and go, the big furnace roars, and the steel mill never sleeps. This is a portrait of an imaginary town derived from the very real American steel towns of the 1930s, when the sky was often black as night all day and the cavernous mills belched out fire and smoke.

2 comments:

Joan Kindig said...

...informative and visually stunning, this beautifully written and powerfully illustrated picture book will make a perfect addition to any collection.

Kirkus Reviews said...

...a beautiful and intriguing glimpse into a long-gone past and a paean to the hard work required to create the "big beams used to make buildings...big sheets used to make cars..."