In this illustrated entry in a fine series for beginning chapter book readers, children will get to know Wilbur and Orville Wright. How did these brothers do the seemingly impossible and build an airplane that flew (in 1903)? The author suggests that they were aided by a family that encouraged exploration, good problem solving skills and wide ranging imaginations. Although born into a world without cars, light bulbs or telephones, with creativity and talent they solved a problem from as far back as DaVinci’s time. It was not easy and they faced many health and other challenges as they did their work. Children will enjoy and be inspired by their work.
As is true for all books in this series there are extras including time lines, a family tree, questions to think about, a quiz and more. This book will engage its target audience who will learn a good deal.
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