Skywalkers: Mowhawk Ironworkers Build The City

Roaring Brook Press, 2010

Weitzman displays an obvious respect for his subject, and he deftly handles the more technical details of ironworking. Abundant archival photos and primary-source quotes lend realism and drama to the text. [A] winning blend of architectural history, anthropology, and American Indian achievement.

School Library Journal


Junior Library Guild Featured Selection, 2010

The presentation concludes with a respectful and thought-provoking chapter that examines the legendary bravery of the Khanawake ironworkers, delves into the attitudes and training that could account for the seemingly superhuman comfort at extreme heights, and explores how their ironwork can be viewed along a continuum of traditional undertakings and values.

Bulletin for the Center for Children's Books

With historical photographs throughout, a glossary, and a stellar list of sources, the book reads well, looks good, and tells much.

Horn Book

Quotes from primary sources are used very effectively throughout this well-written book. The choice of period photos is excellent. Few writers make engineering and construction as fascinating as Weitzman, the author and illustrator of Pharaoh's Boat.

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