Robert Lawson (1892-1957) received his art training at the New York School of Fine and Applied Arts. His favorite medium, pen and ink, is used expressively and with detail in his black and white illustrations in The Story of Ferdinand (by Munro Leaf). In addition to illustrating many children's books, including Mr. Popper's Penguins, Robert Lawson also wrote and illustrated a number of his own books for children. In 1940, he was awarded the Caldecott Medal for his picture book illustrations in They Were Strong and Good and in 1944, he was awarded the Newbery Medal for his middle grade novel Rabbit Hill.
-- Newbery Honor 1958
In an engrossing story that captures the spirit of American industrial growth, a young Irishman moves to Chicago to help construct the world's first ferris wheel.
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slow but interesting. no action at all. if i were you i'd take some of the CRITIC's advice on what to read. here are some listings.
The book was about a young 18 year old Irsh men. He moves to America to hlpe his uncle build the world's largest wheel. He is very happy about he construsction. He builds the wheel with his uncle. He is under the watch of Mr. Ferris the creator the idea for the wheel.