This book gives children information about the planning, construction, and operation of the mills of long ago. The mills of Wicksbridge are imaginary but are typical of those developed throughout New England during the Nineteenth Century. The large pages and detailed illustrations give children a better knowledge of the art of mill building. Recommended for ages 8 to 12.
The mills at Wicksbridge are imaginary, but their planning, construction, and operation are quite typical of mills developed in New England throughout the nineteenth century.
David Macaulay is an award-winning author and illustrator whose books have sold millions of copies in the United States alone, and his work has been translated into a dozen languages. Macaulay has garnered numerous awards including the Caldecott Medal and Honor Awards, the Boston Globe–Horn Book Award, the Christopher Award, an American Institute of Architects Medal, and the Washington Post–Children’s Book Guild Nonfiction Award. In 2006, he was the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, given “to encourage people of outstanding talent to pursue their own creative, intellectual, and professional inclinations.” Superb design, magnificent illustrations, and clearly presented information distinguish all of his books. David Macaulay lives with his family in Vermont.
This is another strikingly original lesson in history from the widely praised
author/illustrator; the construction of a mill in a 19th-century Rhode Island
town is ``eloquently'' depicted in text and ``artistic, meticulous'' drawings,
said PW. All ages. (Oct.)
"Well-researched, ambitious, and absorbing, this is another first-rate history lesson from a practiced, perfectionist hand." Booklist, ALA, Starred Review