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Wright Brothers, The

A Flying Start

by Elizabeth MacLeod

tagged: science & technology, exploration & discovery, aeronautics, astronautics & space science
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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