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Wright Brothers, The

A Flying Start

by Elizabeth MacLeod

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published: March 2002
ISBN:9781550749335
publisher: Kids Can Press
Description

As young men, Orville and Wilbur Wright had a dream. They believed that one day people would fly, and they were determined to be the first. Despite setbacks that would have discouraged many inventors, the Wright brothers' dream came true. From a windy sand dune near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, they made a short 36-meter flight — and flew into aviation history.
This biography in the Snapshots: Images of People and Places in History series uses photographs, newspaper clippings, maps, quotes and drawings to explore the Wright brothers' struggles. Also included are timelines of their lives and the history of flight, and a listing of pertinent Web sites.

About the Author

Elizabeth MacLeod

Biographies, picture books, cookbooks—Elizabeth MacLeod has written them all and more. She has won many awards for her writing, including the Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children's Nonfiction, as well as Children's Choice awards across Canada. She lives in Toronto, Ontario.
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Recommended Age and Grade
Age:
8 to 12
Grade:
3 to 7
Awards
  • Short-listed, Red Cedar Book Award
  • Winner, Our Choice, Canadian Children’s Book Centre
  • Short-listed, Science in Society Book Award, Canadian Science Writers’ Association
Editorial Reviews

Although most libraries own several books on the Wright brothers, few of them can rival this one for clarity of text and variety of illustration. An excellent time line on the lives of the Wright brothers and the history of light is included. With its wealth of illustrative material, this title will especially appeal to reluctant readers and browsers.

— School Library Journal

Full of interesting facts and well-captioned, period photos, this book is a good starting point for information on the lives and accomplishments of Wilbur and Orville Wright.

— Booklist

No ordinary Biography of the Wright brother, this account features a scrapbooklike layout that will appeal to reluctant readers.

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