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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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published: Mar 2002
pages: 32
ISBN:9781550749359
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 has written more than 70 biographies, picture books, cookbooks and other nonfiction books. She’s won many awards for her work, including Children’s Choice awards across Canada and the Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children’s Non-Fiction. This is the sixth book Elizabeth and Frieda have written together—their most recent titles are How to Become an Accidental Activist and How to Become an Accidental Genius. Elizabeth lives in Toronto.


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Recommended Age and Grade
Age:
6 to 8
Grade:
1 to 3
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

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

— Book Links

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

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