Review of Pop's Bridge by Eve Bunting

The Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco, CA Image via Wikipedia 




I absolutely love this wonderful, educational children's book, Pop's Bridge by Eve Bunting. I think this is Eve's best work,  telling of the building of the San Francisco. You will learn many great historical facts. The narrative is wonderful. "There's a crew of more than a thousand men working on that bridge, Robert, including [your friend] Charlie's dad," says mom. "I know that, but I just shrug. To me, it's Pop's bridge."


The illustrations by C.F. Payne remind me of Norman Rockwell style. The artist also is the illustrator Molly's Surprise: A Christmas Story, Book Three (The American Girls Collection), True Heart, Casey at the Bat: A Ballad of the Republic Sung in the Year 188, Who Grew My Soup?

First Sentence:


My pop is building the Golden Gate Bridge.

Product Details

  • Reading level: Ages 4-8
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Harcourt Children's Books; First Edition edition (May 1, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0152047735
  • ISBN-13: 978-0152047733
Here are a few photos of my trip to S.F. Did I tell you that my daughter who loves the film industry worked on Bottle Shock and also the television series Trauma, filmed in S.F.?

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San Francisco: LadyD Books

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