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The Wright Brothers
     

The Wright Brothers

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by Quentin Reynolds
 

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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

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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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Children's Literature
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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780394847009
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
02/28/1981
Series:
Landmark Bks.
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
138,245
Product dimensions:
8.15(w) x 7.55(h) x 0.35(d)
Lexile:
720L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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The Wright Brothers 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book is about two boys that dream that they could fly!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.