Into the Air: The Story of the Wright Brothers' First Flight

Into the Air: The Story of the Wright Brothers' First Flight

by Robert Burleigh, Bill Wylie
     
 

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The fantastic flying feats of the courageous Wright Brothers, featured in the most heroic of formats-the graphic novel!

It is early in the twentieth century, and, to most, the idea of human flight is ludicrous—with good reason. There have been many failed flying attempts. Still, the Wright brothers will not let their dreams die. They brave heavy winds and… See more details below

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The fantastic flying feats of the courageous Wright Brothers, featured in the most heroic of formats-the graphic novel!

It is early in the twentieth century, and, to most, the idea of human flight is ludicrous—with good reason. There have been many failed flying attempts. Still, the Wright brothers will not let their dreams die. They brave heavy winds and rain, sandstorms, and tough crashes—all in an effort to build the first successful flying machine.

In this engaging and dynamic graphic novel format, award-winning author Bob Burleigh has collaborated with Bill Wylie to re-create a gripping tale of trial, error, and, ultimately, triumph.

Author Biography: Robert Burleigh has written a number of children's books, including the award-winning Hoops and Lookin' for Bird in the Big City . He lives in Chicago, Illinois.

Bill Wylie has illustrated many comic books, incliding the Secret Defenders and single issues of the series Nomad, Nightstalkers and Namor , all published by Marvel Comics. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 5-8-Although somewhat spare on detail and often jokey in thought bubbles and asides ("I don't know if he'll fly like a bird, but he sure has the brains of one!"), there is fascinating material here. In classic comic-book style, skewed panels-acute close-ups alternating with extreme long shots, cameo insets on top of panoramas-illuminate the story of the dogged twosome who progressed from simple, wooden fixed-wing flight, susceptible to the vagaries of the takeoff field, the wind, and the shifting weight of its prone pilot, to a fully mechanized machine, capable of extended and controlled flight. The high-interest format and high-interest story result in a winning combination. Although this book is long on fictionalizing conversations and thoughts, it's fine as an introduction for reluctant readers or as a secondary resource.-Dona Ratterree, New York City Public Schools Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780152024925
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
08/28/2002
Series:
American Heroes Series
Edition description:
1-Simul
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.34(h) x 0.38(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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