The Wright Brothers

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These high-interest, low reading level biographies chronicle the lives of inspiring individuals and use a vivid, graphic-novel format that will capture the attention of reluctant readers. The dazzling, full-color illustrations and easy-to-read text bring each person's life and times to life.

A biography of the bicycle makers whose fascination with flight led them to build and fly the world's first successful aircraft powered by an ...

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Overview

These high-interest, low reading level biographies chronicle the lives of inspiring individuals and use a vivid, graphic-novel format that will capture the attention of reluctant readers. The dazzling, full-color illustrations and easy-to-read text bring each person's life and times to life.

A biography of the bicycle makers whose fascination with flight led them to build and fly the world's first successful aircraft powered by an engine and controlled by a pilot.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
One hundred years ago, on a lonely beach in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, the Wright Brothers forever changed the world. Their powered flying machine was the first to be controlled by an on-board pilot. The Wright Brothers story has humble beginnings, from a failed attempt at a printing shop, to a bicycle shop in Dayton, Ohio, to years of experimentation with gliders and airplanes. Orville and Wilbur's strengths and talents effectively played off one another, creating an inventing team that overcame one technical obstacle after another. When the brothers applied for a U.S. patent for their flying machine, it was denied on the grounds that such a contraption was a scientific impossibility. Eventually the brothers did earn fame and fortune, but ironically it was initially other countries—namely France and Germany—who recognized and appreciated the ramifications of what the brothers had achieved. Part of World Almanac Library's imminently readable "Trailblazers of the Modern World" series, a timeline, glossary, list of further resources, and index are included. 2004, World Almanac Library, Ages 10 to 14.
— Christopher Moning
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780836861990
  • Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/28/2006
  • Series: Graphic Biographies Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 10 - 13 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 10.32 (h) x 0.33 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The First Birdmen 4
Chapter 2 Born Engineers 8
Chapter 3 From Bikes to Kites 14
Chapter 4 Patience and Determination 20
Chapter 5 Safe and Practical 28
Chapter 6 The Triumphant Years 33
Chapter 7 Foward Without Will 40
Timeline 44
Glossary 45
To Find Out More 46
Index 47
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