The Wright Brothers: Inventors of the Airplane

The Wright Brothers: Inventors of the Airplane

by Bernard Ryan
     
 

The Wright Brothers were an amazing team who created one of the most revolutionary inventions of the twentieth century -- the airplane. Sons of a minister, Orville and Wilbur Wright were bright, industrious, and inseparable. As young men, they operated a print shop, published newspapers, and fixed and built bicycles. Orville and Wilbur began to actively pursue their… See more details below

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The Wright Brothers were an amazing team who created one of the most revolutionary inventions of the twentieth century -- the airplane. Sons of a minister, Orville and Wilbur Wright were bright, industrious, and inseparable. As young men, they operated a print shop, published newspapers, and fixed and built bicycles. Orville and Wilbur began to actively pursue their dream of flying in the late 1890s. They built their first glider in 1900 and took it to Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, to test it. Three years later, Orville made the historic first flight on December 17. Their invention brought them much international attention. In 1909, they established the Wright American Company to build and sell their airplanes. Today, the Wright brothers are considered pioneers in the field of aviation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780531122549
Publisher:
Scholastic Library Publishing
Publication date:
09/01/2003
Series:
Great Life Stories Series
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
7.70(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile:
1130L (what's this?)
Age Range:
10 - 13 Years

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