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Wright Brothers, The

A Flying Start

by Elizabeth MacLeod

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published: Mar 2002
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

Elizabeth MacLeod a été rédactrice pour le magazine OWL pour ensuite écrire denombreux ouvrages pour enfants. Elle est l'auteure de l'album Bunny, cheval de guerre; du livre documentaire Canada en vedette (avec Frieda Wishinsky) et des livres de la collection Biographie. Elizabeth vit à Toronto.


ELIZABETH MACLEOD is the author of many notable Canadian non-fiction titles including Bunny, cheval de guerre, Canada en vedette (co-authored with Frieda Wishinsky), as well as many critically acclaimed biographies. She lives in Toronto, Ontario.

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
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

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

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

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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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