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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. "Well-researched, ambitious, and absorbing, this is another first-rate history lesson from a practiced, perfectionist hand." -- Booklist, starred review

Well researched, ambitious, and absorbing, this first-rate history lesson details the construction of a ...

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Overview

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. "Well-researched, ambitious, and absorbing, this is another first-rate history lesson from a practiced, perfectionist hand." -- Booklist, starred review

Well researched, ambitious, and absorbing, this first-rate history lesson details the construction of a spinning mill with a good deal of social history interwoven.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
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.)
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"Well-researched, ambitious, and absorbing, this is another first-rate history lesson from a practiced, perfectionist hand." Booklist, ALA, Starred Review
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780833542946
  • Publisher: San Val
  • Publication date: 10/28/1989
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 11.96 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Meet the Author

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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 23, 2005

    Mill

    Mill is a pretty good book. It explains how mills were built, and how they operate. I give this book four stars because it was interesting, but I would rather it be more interesting in a kids point of view.

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