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Eiffel Tower: Now That's Big!

Eiffel Tower: Now That's Big!

Kate Riggs
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 5 to 7
The Creative Company, 2009   ISBN: 978-1583417027

The Eiffel Tower is an enormous tower made of metal that is located in the heart of Paris, France, a “giant arrow pointing to the sky.” Named after the man who designed it, Gustave Eiffel, the tower took one and a half years to build, and two hundred men worked on it. Eighteen thousands beams were needed to create the tower, and when the tower was complete in 1889, it was the tallest man-made structure in the world.

Thousands of tourists visit the tower every day, and it is considered to be the symbol of France. The French people are very proud of the Eiffel Tower, and every Independence Day, on July 14th, the tower is lit up as many bright fireworks explode all around it.

This title is one in a series of titles about famous man-made marvels that can be found around the world. With beautiful full-color photos, a simple text, and a glossary at the back of the book, this is a perfect title for young readers who are just starting to read books on their own.