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Wright Brothers, The

A Flying Start

by Elizabeth MacLeod

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published: March 2002
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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.

Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
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

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The Wright Brothers (Kids Can Read 3)

Wilbur Wright (1867-1912) and Orville Wright (1871-1948) realized their dream of flight when they flew their airplane, the Flyer, at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, in 1903. Their invention, the airplane, is one of the most important machines ever created. Coloured illustrations and quick facts about the duo are included.

Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Best Books for Kids & Teens. 2009.

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