Item description for The Wright Brothers (Landmark Books) by Quentin Reynolds...
Overview Presents the biography of the two brothers from Dayton, Ohio, Orville and Wilbur Wright, who built and flew the first airplane on December 17, 1903 at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. Reissue.
Publishers Description Young Orville and Wilbur Wright loved building things. From the fastest sled in town to the highest-flying kite, the Wright brothers' creations were always a step ahead of everyone else' s. They grew up learning all about mechanics from fixing bicycles and studied math and physics. On December 17, 1903, Orville took off in the world' s first flying machine The Wright airplane is one of the most amazing- and life-changing-
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Studio: Random House Books for Young Readers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.51" Width: 5.36" Height: 0.4" Weight: 0.25 lbs.
Release Date Feb 12, 1981
Publisher Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN 0394847008 ISBN13 9780394847009
Reviews - What do customers think about The Wright Brothers (Landmark Books)?
EXCERLLENT ADDITION TO AN EXCELLENT SERIES Nov 14, 2006
This work, for the young reader, is an excellent additon to one of the best series for young people over the past fifty years. This is the story of the Wright Brothers, from their early childhood through the time of their invention of the "flying machine." It does stress the influence their parents, particularly their mother, had upon them. It is simply written and very direct. The story is quite easy to follow and gives the young reader a very good insight to the minds and work ethic these brothers had. It is an excellent introduction to the subject of flight. Overall the book is quite inspirational. I can remember reading it as a child (mid-fifties) and am quite gratified to see my grandsons read it today. Recommend quite highly.
Great for 7-9 years old May 27, 2006
My 7 year old really liked this, and more generally this whole Landmark series is very good for young readers. Vocabulary and sentence structure are age appropriate. Content is good solid history. As opposed to much of the stuff for this age which is "silly" reading, this series lets them learn something while improving their reading skills.
Great informative and inspirational book Oct 23, 2005
This book was easy to read and helped me gain an understanding of the Wright brothers and the influence their mother had on their lives as well as their accomplishments and what drove them to invent, and invent, and invent! Not only did it provide a good review of their acccomplishments, but it also provided inspiration to my 11 year old daughter. These men had a can do attitude and never gave up. I recommend this book for anyone who wants knowlege of the Wright brothers, and inspiration to always keep trying.
True Discription May 19, 2000
A book that truly describes what happened to the Wright Brothers. It tells of how they went from almost nothing to building arplanes. It tells how they worked to build the airplane, and always wanted to build one. Recomended for anyone who wants to know more about Orville Wright and Wilbur, and wants to read a good book