Back on January 10, I was lucky enough to help author Jacquie Sewell celebrate the debut of her nonfiction picture book Mighty Mac the Bridge That Michigan Built. If you missed my interview with her, please hop over and learn about her process and how Mighty Mac came to be. It’s a great story!
Today, I am using Might Mac for our Master Study Monday. I haven’t’ used the form on a nonfiction story before and I’m thinking I may need to create one specifically for the elements of nonfiction. More on that at a later date!
At first glance, Might Mac is a traditional nonfiction story. It tells us about how the idea for the bridge grew, to bridge construction, the people involved in its construction and types of bridges. Jacquie covers it all in an interesting and well-researched manner.
The photographs of the construction are interesting and show the readers what bridge construction was like during the time period. And can I just say that those guys were fearless! No safety harnesses, or any type of safety measures are visible!
At the top of each page, is a fun play on “The House That Jack Built” nursery rhyme. The first page begins with,
“This is the man, daring and wise, who said, “Yes we can!” and believed in the bridge that Michigan built.”
This is a creative way for readers to learn about an important event in Michigan history.
If you read Might Mac, please help Jacquie out and leave your review on Amazon and/or Goodreads. You can learn more about Jacquie at her website jacquiesewell.com .
If you have any books you would like to see mapped out for a MSM, please leave me a comment.
If you or someone you know will have a debut book in 2018, please let them know about my offer to help promote their book.