Wright Brothers: How They Invented the Airplane

Wright Brothers: How They Invented the Airplane

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Item #: BM-021314
ISBN: 9780823410828
Grades: 3-8

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When I look up and see a jet streaking across the sky, I'm amazed that such a big hunk of metal can actually get up in the air and fly. Men have been fascinated with the art of flight for millennia, trying to copy the birds of the air and what their Creator has made the winged creatures do so naturally. Early man-made attempts at flight were dismal failuresuntil the Wright brothers came along. Flight captured the imaginations of Wilber and Orville Wright from the time they were young. Their curiosity was aroused by the experiments of Otto Lilienthal, and these close brothers began a journey of learning and research. They began experimenting with gliders and failed miserably. So they experimented some more. They were eventually successful, but it was a long, hard road to get there. This is their story, wonderfully told by Russell Freedman and illustrated with contemporary photography (including many photos shot by the Wright brothers themselves). This large paperback would make a great addition to a unit study on flight or inventions, but children will enjoy reading this story just for fun, too. Don't be surprised if they become inspired to pursue and develop big ideas of their own! 129 pgs, pb. Chad
Primary Subject
History/Geography
Grade Start
3
Grade End
8
ISBN
9780823410828
Binding
Trade Paper
Pages
144
Edition
Illustrated
Language
English
Series Title
A Newbery Honor Bk.
Ages
9 to 11
Audience
Juvenile
Awards
Golden Kite Awards ( WON AWARD ) 1991 ; Jefferson Cup Award ( WON AWARD ) 1992 ; Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards ( NOMINATED FOR A
Contributor
Wilbur Wright (Photographer) ; Orville Wright (Photographer)
Format
Softcover Book
Brand Name
Holiday House
Weight
1.0 (lbs.)
Dimensions
9.0" x 10.0" x 0.5"
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