Item description for The Wright Twist by Josie Daval...
Do you remember your favorite summer? Was it filled with mischief, adventure, and amazing discoveries? Orange Frazer Press is pleased to release Josie Daval's first fresh book of historical fiction, The Wright Twist. This narrative is an engaging look at the escapades of Leah Twist, a plucky, mischievous young girl, during the action-packed summer of 1905. Lee's (as this Tomboy's family nicknames her), curiosity and keen mind get her out of many scrapes her two older brothers get her in. Her encounters with a crazy kitten, a biscuit bowl in a muddy field, a booby-trapped office at the National Cash Register, and the now-famous Wright Brothers and their fantastic flying machine, give an educational and fun glimpse into the lives of some of the most captivating individuals our country has produced. This easy, educational and entertaining book is a perfect fit for teachers and students alike. It is filled with glimpses into the summer that the Wright brothers spent developing practical flight. A glossary is included so the curious can learn which events and people were real. Geared towards young readers between nine and thirteen, this work of historical fiction perfectly blends history and fun in a warmhearted story that fosters a love of reading and learning.
* Venture out with Lee and her brothers in their quest for summertime fun!
* Follow the Twists in their search for the quirky Wright brothers.
* Take flight with Lee on an accidental encounter with the Wright brother's aeroplane.
* Join in the warmth of a loving family and their loyalty to each other. Born and raised in Denver, Colorado, long time Ohio resident Josie Daval has enjoyed a lifelong passion with the written word. Josie is a wife, mother, Christian minister, and has had her share of adventures working as a professional outdoor guide, rock-climbing instructor and whitewater rafting guide. She's moved from telling stories around a campfire to crafting stories for young people: stories that are sure to spark a love for reading.
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More About Josie Daval
Josie Daval currently resides in Dayton, in the state of Ohio. Josie Daval was born in 1961.
Reviews - What do customers think about The Wright Twist?
The Wright Twist is an adventure filled with historical detail Apr 14, 2007
Written by avid outdoorswoman Josie Daval, The Wright Twist is a historical fiction novel for young adults. Set in Dayton, Ohio during the summer of 1905, The Wright Twist follows young Lee Twist and her two older brothers as they come face-to-face with the famous Wright Brothers. But the pioneers of flight are far from the only history makers around! The Wright Twist is an adventure filled with historical detail as well as humor and lighthearted fun, at once both educational and entertaining.
The best historic novel ever! Nov 8, 2006
This is the best book ever! It is very informative, and makes learning about our history here in Dayton so much fun! You'll fall in love with the characters. You'll laugh with them, a lot, and you'll cry with them. I guarantee that you'll love the book! Keep your eyes open for Lee's next adventure, "Lite Rails" which takes places in Colorado.