The Wright Brothers' Glider

Sending request ...

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Della A. Yannuzzi
Digby and Hannah Platt like to visit Mr. Rummage's antiques stall and look for interesting articles. Mr. Rummage is happy to show them historical artifacts that belonged to famous people. During one visit, Mr. Rummage shows them a model glider made by Wilbur and Orville Wright. The story of the Wright Brothers is told through the fictional characters of Digby, Hannah, and Mr. Rummage. From an early age, the brothers were fascinated with flight. They watched birds soaring through the air, and learned through this observation that flying is a balancing act. They made diagrams and began planning a glider that would use new twisting controls. Once the glider was built, the brothers chose Kitty Hawk in North Carolina for their launch site. Although they did not build the first aircraft, they did build the first one that could be controlled over a distance. Most of the book is told in dialogue, but additional information is presented in many interesting sidebars. Some of the sidebars include information about the Wright Brothers' parents and siblings, while others cover topics related to flight, such as myths about flight, the history of flight, early flying machines, exhibition flying, and much more. Colorful illustrations and photographs highlight the text. A glossary is also included. Reviewer: Della A. Yannuzzi
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780778737155
  • Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 1/15/2008
  • Series: Stories of Great People
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 40
  • Sales rank: 980,304
  • Age range: 8 - 13 Years
  • Lexile: 930L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)