Walking over the long bridge

I think the book I spotted being sold as we finished the Labor Day Mackinac Bridge Walk was Mighty Mac: The Official Picture History of the Mackinac Bridge. But I’m not sure. We were tired, and thousands of people were streaming over the bridge behind us from St. Ignace to Mackinac City. Earlier the governor had jogged over across the five-mile-long span, the Detroit Free Press reported. Very impressive. The walk left me wanting to read the children‘s book Mackinac Bridge: the story of the five-mile poem by Gloria Whelan illustrated by Gijsbert van Frankenhuyzen.


Congratulations on walking the bridge! That sounds like a good time.

Thanks jaegerla. It was pretty amazing! Next time I see you I'll have photos :D

I'm glad you survived! What a wonderful adventure for you. :)

There is simply no finer illustrator of books -- children's literature or otherwise -- than Frankenhuyzen. I enjoy his work so much that I'd consider naming my children Frankenhuyzen if it weren't for the difficult spelling; perhaps I'll go with Gijsbert instead. And by children I mean my next dog.