Chronicles the dramatic story-behind-the-story about the Wright brothers, sharing insights into the disadvantages that challenged their lives and their mechanical ingenuity. By the Pulitzer Prize- and National Book Award-winning author of Truman.
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This book is suitable for children age 9 and above. The names Orville and Wilbur Wright will always be remembered and associated with aeroplanes. This is the story of their lives. The story of the difficulties they faced and how they persevered and succeeded in building the world's first successful aeroplane.
In December 1903, Orville and Wilbur Wright made history by embarking on the first controlled airplane flight among the dunes of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, thus opening up an era of aviation throughout the world. This title is part of the "Milestones in American History" series.
Combines a life of Wilbur and Orville Wright with an introduction to the scientific background behind their development of a heavier-than-air craft that could actually fly.
An activity book tells the amazing true story of how two bicycle-making brothers from Ohio, with no more than high-school educations, accomplished a feat on the beaches of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, that forever changed the world. Original.
A biography of the two inventors whose 1903 powered, controlled flight of an airplane at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, made history.
A hilarious nonfiction look at two of history's most epic "failures": the Wright brothers, whose countless crashes ultimately led to groundbreaking success. Although Orville and Wilbur Wright are celebrated today as heroes for their revolutionary contributions to science and engineering—they are acknowledged as the first men to successfully achieve powered, piloted flight—their success was hard-earned. (Spoiler alert: there were a lot of nosedives involved.) In fact, it took the self-taught engineers years of work and dozens of crashes before they managed a single twelve-second flight! In this first installment of the brand new Epic Fails series, Ben Thompson and Erik Slader take readers through the Wright brothers' many mishaps and misadventures as they paved the way for modern aviation. The Epic Fails series takes a humorous and unexpected view of history, exploring the surprising stories behind a variety of groundbreaking discoveries, voyages, experiments, and innovations, illustrating how many of mankind's biggest successes are in fact the result of some pretty epic failures. This title has Common Core connections.
"Historical fact meets fantasy in this exciting tale of the Wright Brothers' first flight. Join Petey, the wild Corolla pony, and his friend Tazz as they visit the Wright Brothers National Memorial. Journey back into time and witness the birth of aviation through the eyes of three delightful characters, Great Grandpappy Razz, Ozzie Osprey, and Mr. Mockingbird. Based on fact, and using an artist's renderings of the Wright Brothers' photographs, this book will educate as well as entertain."--Cover.
A biography of the brothers who made the world's first flight in a power-driven, heavier-than-air machine at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, in 1903.