The Wright Brothers : How They Invented the Airplane

The Wright Brothers : How They Invented the Airplane

Description

A Newbery Honor-winning biography of the men whose experiments brought about the Age of Flight.

This engaging narrative account of Orville and Wilbur Wright, two men with little formal schooling but a knack for solving problems, follows their interest from a young age in the developing field of aeronautics. Russell Freedman's writing brings the brothers' personalities to life, enhancing the record of events with excerpts from the brothers' writing and correspondence, and accounts of those who knew them.

Chronicling their lives from their early mechanical work on toys and bicycles through the development of several flyers, The Wright Brothers follows the siblings through their achievements--not only the first powered, sustained, controlled airplane flight, but the numerous improvements and enhancements that followed, their revolutionary airplane business, and the long legacy of that first brief flight.

Illustrated with numerous historical photographs--many taken by the Wright brothers themselves--this is a concise, extremely reader-friendly introduction to these important American inventors.

Includes a note on the Wright brothers' photographs, as well as recommendation for further reading and learning.

Similar Books

ISBN 10: 0440413133
ISBN 13: 9780440413134

01 Aug 1998
Scott O'Grady

ISBN 10: 0395518482
ISBN 13: 9780395518489

25 Sep 1989
Russell Freedman

ISBN 10: 1416927832
ISBN 13: 9781416927839

26 Dec 2006
Marguerite Henry

ISBN 10: 0689714858
ISBN 13: 9780689714856

30 Apr 1991
Marguerite Henry

ISBN 10: 0786714859
ISBN 13: 9780786714858

12 Jan 2006
Caroline Kettlewell

ISBN 10: 0440415292
ISBN 13: 9780440415299

08 Aug 2000
C. Coco De Young

ISBN 10: 0064400069
ISBN 13: 9780064400060

24 Jun 2011
Laura Ingalls Wilder

ISBN 10: 1931414084
ISBN 13: 9781931414081

04 Feb 2006
Elizabeth Mann

ISBN 10: 0394847008
ISBN 13: 9780394847009

12 Feb 1981
Quentin Reynolds

ISBN 10: 164739239X
ISBN 13: 9781647392390

28 Jul 2020
Annette Whipple

ISBN 10: 1426301324
ISBN 13: 9781426301322

11 Sep 2007
Wilkinson Philip

ISBN 10: 0448479516
ISBN 13: 9780448479514

01 May 2014
James Buckley