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David Macaulay | Crossing on Time: Steam Engines, Fast Ships, and a Journey to the New World

d macaulayAward-winning author/illustrator David Macaulay guides readers through the history that culminated in the building of the most advanced of steamships, the SS United States. Crossing On Time is a tour de force of the art of explanation with a touching and surprising personal childhood story.

“There’s a sense of wonder in David Macaulay’s work. It’s fresh and genuine.” -- The Washington Post

David Macaulay has a BA in architecture from the Rhode Island School of Design and has written/illustrated twenty five books -- Cathedral was his first. He’s probably best known for The Way Things Work Now . He’s received a MacArthur Fellowship, the Caldecott Medal and the Christopher Award, among many others. He lives with his family just around the corner from the bookstore!


We will launch this new book in the Multipurpose Room at Marion Cross School. Reservation are not needed but if you know you will want to get a book signed, please let us know so we are sure to have enough books! We are happy to arrange to have a copy autographed if you are not able to join us.

Event date: 
Friday, May 10, 2019 - 4:00pm
Event address: 
Marion Cross School
22 Church Street
Norwich, VT
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ISBN: 9781596434776
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (email to confirm availability)
Published: Roaring Brook Press - May 7th, 2019

David Macaulay, co-creator of the international bestseller The Way Things Work, brings his signature curiosity and detailing to the story of the steamship in this meticulously researched and stunningly illustrated book.