Can You Fly High, Wright Brothers? (Scholastic Science Super Giants Series)

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A fun, informative introduction to the Wright Brothers and the beginning of flight.

This combination of science, biography, and history tells the story of the Wright Brothers from their boyhoods in turn-of-the-century Ohio, to their first successful flight in Kitty Hawk, N.C., to their worldwide fame and renown. The innovative question-and-answer narrative is augmented by a mix of photographs and illustrations.

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Overview


A fun, informative introduction to the Wright Brothers and the beginning of flight.

This combination of science, biography, and history tells the story of the Wright Brothers from their boyhoods in turn-of-the-century Ohio, to their first successful flight in Kitty Hawk, N.C., to their worldwide fame and renown. The innovative question-and-answer narrative is augmented by a mix of photographs and illustrations.

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Children's Literature - Katie DeWald
Orville and Wilbur Wright come to life in this engaging book about the history of flight and airplanes. Readers will be intrigued by the childhood pursuits and early business dealings of the men who fixed bicycles, designed gliders, and flew the first airplane. The personalities of each Wright brother emerge as the Bergers are careful to include details that are important to kids. The appealing layout with its mix of illustrations, diagrams, photographs, and other graphics combine with a fascinating fact-filled text to attract young readers. As in other books from the "Science SuperGiants" series Melvin and Gilda Berger masterfully use questions relevant to the reader as topic headings to interest young readers and to make the content accessible to them. The kid-friendly questions are plainly included in the table of contents, adding to the book's ease of use. Three simple experiments allow readers to gain first-hand experience concerning concepts of air pressure, lift, and jet engine propulsion. The book also includes information about jet planes and ways airplanes have changed since 1903, as well as a time line of the Wright brothers' lives. This book is a truly valuable resource for a unit about flight, airplanes, or air pressure. Melvin and Gilda Berger have created a dynamic nonfiction text that kids will want to read by combining history, science, and the amazing story of the perseverance of two kids who dreamed of flying high. Reviewer: Katie DeWald
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780439833783
  • Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/1/2007
  • Series: Scholastic Science Supergiants Series
  • Pages: 48
  • Sales rank: 435,881
  • Age range: 7 - 10 Years
  • Lexile: 720L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Meet the Author


Melvin and Gilda Berger are the authors of more than two hundred books for children. Their books have recieved awards from the National Science Teachers Association, the Library of Congress, and the New York Public Library. The Bergers live in New York.

Melvin and Gilda Berger are the authors of more than two hundred books for children. Their books have recieved awards from the National Science Teachers Association, the Library of Congress, and the New York Public Library. The Bergers live in New York.

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