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The Wright brothers : how they invented the airplane / Russell Freedman ; with original photographs by Wilbur and Orville Wright.

By: Freedman, Russell.
Contributor(s): Wright, Wilbur, 1867-1912 [ill.] | Wright, Orville, 1871-1948 [ill.].
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Holiday House, c1991Edition: 1st ed.Description: 129 p. : ill. ; 24 x 27 cm.ISBN: 0823408752 :; 9780823408757; 082341082X (pbk.); 9780823410828 (pbk.).Subject(s): Wright, Orville, 1871-1948 -- Juvenile literature | Wright, Wilbur, 1867-1912 -- Juvenile literature | Aeronautics -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literatureAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Wright brothers.; Online version:: Wright brothers.DDC classification: 629.13/0092/2 | 920 | B
Contents:
What Amos Root saw -- Wilbur and Orville -- Art of flying -- Wind and sand -- Back to the drawing board -- Horsepower and propellers -- First practical airplane -- Fliers or liars? -- conquering heroes -- Age of flight -- About the photographs -- Places to visit -- Further reading -- Index.
Awards: Newbery Honor Book, 1992.Summary: Follows the lives of the Wright brothers and describes how they developed the first airplane.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 123-124) and index.

Newbery Honor Book, 1992.

What Amos Root saw -- Wilbur and Orville -- Art of flying -- Wind and sand -- Back to the drawing board -- Horsepower and propellers -- First practical airplane -- Fliers or liars? -- conquering heroes -- Age of flight -- About the photographs -- Places to visit -- Further reading -- Index.

Follows the lives of the Wright brothers and describes how they developed the first airplane.

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Gr 4-8-The Wright Brothers' flight at Kitty Hawk changed the way people viewed the world and led to the creation of modern air travel. Russell Freedman's Newbery Honor biography (Holiday House, 1991) traces the brothers' lives and the events that led to manned flight. It captures the tenacity and determination of the brothers and their unwillingness to accept failure. Students will be surprised to learn that some of the devices on modern aircraft date back to their inventions. The multitude of interesting facts and minute details that draw readers into the print version seems to bog listeners down in the audiobook narrated by Knighton Bliss. The text is laced with quotes from journals, letters, eyewitness accounts, friends, and colleagues of Orville and Wilber, and sometimes the transitions between them are unclear in the audio format. The bonus disc features an interactive gallery of the photos taken by the brothers and others to document their experiments. Have the book available to facilitate note taking.-Sarah Flood, Breckinridge County Public Library, Hardinsburg, KY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Russell Freedman was born in San Francisco, California on October 11, 1929. He received a bachelor's degree in English from the University of California, Berkeley in 1951. After college, he served in the U.S. Counter Intelligence Corps during the Korean War. After his military service, he became a reporter and editor with the Associated Press. In 1956, he took a position at the advertising agency J. Walter Thompson in New York, where he did publicity writing for television. In 1965, he became a full-time writer. <p> His first book, Teenagers Who Made History, was published in 1961. He went on to publish more than 60 nonfiction titles for young readers including Immigrant Kids, Cowboys of the Old West, Indian Chiefs, Martha Graham: A Dancer's Life, Confucius: The Golden Rule, Because They Marched: The People's Campaign for Voting Rights That Changed America, Vietnam: A History of the War, and The Sinking of the Vasa. He received the Newbery Medal for Lincoln: A Photobiography and three Newbery Honors for Eleanor Roosevelt: A Life of Discovery, The Wright Brothers: How They Invented the Airplane, and The Voice That Challenged a Nation: Marian Anderson and the Struggle for Equal Rights. He also received the Regina Medal, the May Hill Arbuthnot Lecture Award, the Orbis Pictus Award, the Sibert Medal, a Sibert Honor, the Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal, and the National Humanities Medal. He died on March 16, 2018 at the age of 88. <p> (Bowker Author Biography)

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