The Wright Brothers: How They Invented The Airplane (Newbery Honor Book)

The Wright Brothers: How They Invented The Airplane (Newbery Honor Book)

The Wright Brothers: How They Invented the Airplane (Newbery Honor Book)

The first powered, sustained, and controlled airplane flight, and the men behind it. A Newbery honor Book.

From Publishers Weekly
Newbery winner Freedman ( Lincoln: A Photobiography ) has again produced a vivid, superior biography. This time focusing on a well-known pair of brothers, he effectively transforms our perception of the subjects as distant cultural icons into tireless, flesh-and- blood heroes. In understated, involving prose--skillfully laced with pertinent excerpts from journals, letters and contemporary accounts--Freedman lays out a clear and compelling history of the early aviation experiments that culminated in the legendary flight at Kitty Hawk. As with Lincoln , photographs are integral to Freedman's exposition and he makes ample, effective use of the many astonishing photos taken by the brothers in order to better document their experiments. Youngsters cannot fail to come away with a heightened understanding of the Wrights' dedication to manned flight and to the painstakingly slow process of invention. Ages 10-up.
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From School Library Journal
Grade 4-8-- What unusual people the Wright brothers were! Despite a four-year difference in age, the two...

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