The Wright Brothers

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Young Orville and Wilbur Wright loved building things. From the fastest sled in town to the highest-flying kite, the Wright brothers’ creations were always a step ahead of everyone else’s. They grew up learning all about mechanics from fixing bicycles and studied math and physics. On December 17, 1903, Orville took off in the world’s first flying machine! The Wright airplane is one of the most amazing–and life-changing–

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Young Orville and Wilbur Wright loved building things. From the fastest sled in town to the highest-flying kite, the Wright brothers’ creations were always a step ahead of everyone else’s. They grew up learning all about mechanics from fixing bicycles and studied math and physics. On December 17, 1903, Orville took off in the world’s first flying machine! The Wright airplane is one of the most amazing–and life-changing–

A biography of the two brothers from Dayton, Ohio, who built and flew the first airplane.

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This reprint from another era of children's literature indicates how biography has changed. Here the Wright brothers, Orv and Will, chat about their doings, work out their dilemmas and challenges in dialog, and achieve their dreams. The author has embellished much of the incidents here with plausible extension and dialog. The Landmark series made their mark on a generation of readers because the formula worked: children wanted to read about the childhood of famous Americans and wanted fast-paced, and conversational, action. Now, biographers are held accountable for things like invented incidents, imagined thoughts, and creative dialog, and those who do not include source notes are considered unreliable. This entry is unchanged from the 1950s, with all that that date in the series implies. However, the new "Landmark Books" series has addressed this with recent books added to the series containing index, source notes, plus a purging of imagined dialog and incident. With all of the wonderfully illustrated and straightforward biographies of the Wright brothers available to today's readers, buyers ought to beware of this old one. What was good enough for us grandparents or parents is not necessarily the best for our children and grandchildren. 2003 (orig. 1950), Random House, Ages 8 to 12.
— Susan Hepler, Ph.D.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780394847009
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Books
  • Publication date: 2/28/1981
  • Series: Landmark Bks.
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 288,157
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: 720L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 7.54 (h) x 0.43 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2000

    I love the Wright brothers

    this book is about two boys that dream that they could fly!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 12, 2002

    Read IT!!!!

    This is very good book.Read it if you need information of Wright Brothers.I loved it and I hope you would love it too.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2001

    Cool Book

    The Wright Brothers is one of the best biographys I have read. It is about two boys whom overcome difficulties by using their creativity and imagination.

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