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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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Book Details

ISBN: 9780394847009
ISBN-10: 0394847008
Format: Paperback
(194mm x 131mm x 10mm)
Pages: 156
Imprint: Random House USA Children's Books
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Publish Date: 12-Feb-1981
Country of Publication: United States


US Kirkus Review » A readable and highly creditable account of the boyhood and early manhood of the pioneers in American aviation, by the master journalist. Through episodes and conversations which are plausible enough, the author follows the enterprising brothers from their first adventures in construction, when- aided by their mother, they made a sled with a minimum of "wind resistance", through experiments with kites, printing presses, bicycles and a glider, to the famous take-off at Kitty Hawk in 1903 with an engine-glider. However, the author has created also two likeable young men, eager, inquiring, persistent both in business and scientific projects. With characteristic thoroughness and a solid basis of practical experience, the brothers hypothesized, experimented, chose and rejected so as to realize their dream of flying. A lively boost for aspiring scientists, inventors and aviators. (Kirkus Reviews)

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