We've added some new features. Please check out our recent changes.

Twenty-one elephants and still standing

by Prince, April Jones.

Format: Print Book 2005
Availability: Available at 12 Libraries 12 of 13 copies
Available (12)
Location Collection Call #
Bethel Park Public Library Picture Books PB PRINCE April
Location  Bethel Park Public Library
 
Collection  Picture Books
 
Call Number  PB PRINCE April
 
 
Brentwood Library Easy E Prince
Location  Brentwood Library
 
Collection  Easy
 
Call Number  E Prince
 
 
CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Picture Books qj Fic Prince,
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  First Floor Children's Department - Picture Books
 
Call Number  qj Fic Prince,
 
 
Carnegie Free Library of Swissvale Easy Readers J E Pri
Location  Carnegie Free Library of Swissvale
 
Collection  Easy Readers
 
Call Number  J E Pri
 
 
Cooper-Siegel Community Library Picture Book E PRI
Location  Cooper-Siegel Community Library
 
Collection  Picture Book
 
Call Number  E PRI
 
 
Crafton Public Library Juvenile - Picture Books PICT F PRINCE 2005
Location  Crafton Public Library
 
Collection  Juvenile - Picture Books
 
Call Number  PICT F PRINCE 2005
 
 
Jefferson Hills Public Library Easy Fiction E FIC PRI
Location  Jefferson Hills Public Library
 
Collection  Easy Fiction
 
Call Number  E FIC PRI
 
 
Monroeville Public Library Juvenile Picture Books J E PRINCE
Location  Monroeville Public Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Picture Books
 
Call Number  J E PRINCE
 
 
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Picture Books j Ea PRINCE
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
 
Collection  Children's Picture Books
 
Call Number  j Ea PRINCE
 
 
Northland Public Library Children's Picture Books J PIC PRINCE
Location  Northland Public Library
 
Collection  Children's Picture Books
 
Call Number  J PIC PRINCE
 
 
Sewickley Public Library Juvenile Picture Books J E PRI
Location  Sewickley Public Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Picture Books
 
Call Number  J E PRI
 
 
South Fayette Township Library Picture Book - Informational J I HISTORY PRI
Location  South Fayette Township Library
 
Collection  Picture Book - Informational
 
Call Number  J I HISTORY PRI
 
 
 
Unavailable (1)
Location Collection Status
C.C. Mellor Memorial Library Picture Books CHECKED OUT
Location  C.C. Mellor Memorial Library
 
Collection  Picture Books
 
Status  CHECKED OUT
 
 
Summary
After fourteen years of construction, the Brooklyn Bridge was completed, much to the delight of the sister cities it connected: Brooklyn and New York City.

Fireworks and top hats filled the air in celebration when the magnificent bridge opened in 1883. But some wondered just how much weight the new bridge could hold. Was it truly safe?

One man seized the opportunity to show people in Brooklyn, New York and the world that the Brooklyn Bridge was in fact strong enough to hold even the heaviest of passengers. P. T. Barnum, creator of "The Greatest Show on Earth," would present a show too big for the Big Top and too wondrous to forget.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 1-3. Amazing, worth the waiting, / it was simply breathtaking. / The Eighth Wonder of the World. The Brooklyn Bridge was 14 years in the works, and when it was finally completed, some wondered if it would be safe for passage. This elegant picture book tells the true story of how circus man P. T. Barnum saw an opportunity to amuse, inform, and astound while erasing New Yorkers' concerns about the bridge's safety. In May 1884, the world-famous showman led a procession of 21 elephants across the bridge, including the seven-ton Jumbo, as some onlookers ogled; some giggled with glee. The design is crisp, the story is told with real poetry, and Roca's paintings are rich and warm. Both text and illustrations reflect the grandeur, if not the delightful absurdity, of this historic event. For a lively, more fictionalized account of the event, read Phil Bildner and LeUyen Pham's Twenty-One Elephants (2004). An author's note and short bibliography are appended. --Karin Snelson Copyright 2005 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Barnum, P. T. -- (Phineas Taylor), -- 1810-1891 -- Juvenile fiction.
Barnum, P. T. -- (Phineas Taylor), -- 1810-1891 -- Fiction.
Jumbo -- (Elephant) -- Fiction.
Elephants -- Fiction.
Brooklyn Bridge (New York, N.Y.) -- History -- Juvenile fiction.
Brooklyn Bridge (New York, N.Y.) -- History -- Fiction.
Publisher Boston :Houghton Mifflin,2005
Contributors Roca, Franc╠žois.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN 061844887X
Other Classic View