Flying Machines: How the Wright Brothers Soared (Science Comics Series)

Flying Machines: How the Wright Brothers Soared (Science Comics Series)

Paperback

$12.99
View All Available Formats & Editions
Eligible for FREE SHIPPING
  • Want it by Wednesday, October 24?   Order by 12:00 PM Eastern and choose Expedited Shipping at checkout.
    Same Day shipping in Manhattan. 
    See Details

Overview

Flying Machines: How the Wright Brothers Soared (Science Comics Series) by Alison Wilgus, Molly Brooks

A National Science Teachers Association Best STEM Books of 2017

Take to the skies with Flying Machines!

Follow the famous aviators from their bicycle shop in Dayton, Ohio, to the fields of North Carolina where they were to make their famous flights. In an era of dirigibles and hot air balloons, the Wright Brothers were among the first innovators of heavier than air flight. But in the hotly competitive international race toward flight, Orville and Wilbur were up against a lot more than bad weather. Mechanical failures, lack of information, and even other aviators complicated the Wright Brothers’ journey. Though they weren’t as wealthy as their European counterparts, their impressive achievements demanded attention on the international stage. Thanks to their carefully recorded experiments and a healthy dash of bravery, the Wright Brothers’ flying machines took off.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781626721395
Publisher: First Second
Publication date: 05/23/2017
Series: Science Comics Series
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 236,636
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Alison Wilgus is a Brooklyn-based author of comics and prose. She got her start as an animation writer onCodename: Kids Next Door, and her work has since been published by Scholastic, Nickelodeon Magazine, Del Rey, Dark Horse, and Tor.com, among others.

Molly Brooks grew up in Nashville, Tennessee, received her MFA in illustration from the School of Visual Arts, and is currently based in Brooklyn. Her illustrations have appeared in The Village Voice, The Guardian, The Boston Globe,Time Out New York, The Toast, BUST Magazine, Sports Illustrated online, and elsewhere.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews