First Flight: The Wright Brothers (DK Readers, Level 4)

by Caryn Jenner

Paperback, 2003



Local notes

R Jen (Level 4)




DK CHILDREN (2003), Paperback, 48 pages


The story of Orville and Wilbur Wright is told, taking readers back to the brothers' childhood in rural Ohio where they were fascinated by all kinds of vehicles. Dreaming of flight, they were convinced they could build a machine that a man could pilot--and they did. Illustrations.

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Physical description

48 p.; 8.9 inches

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LibraryThing member Laceyjo10
This is a great informational, early chapter reader, appropriate for intermediate level elementary school children. A history of the Wright brothers, and their journey to creating the first successful flying machines, is exceptionally presented in this book. Photographs, and illustrations help this
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book to grab students attention and to help them understand the material read better.

Genre: The genre of this book is biography/informational. The biography of the Wright brothers creates a genuine picture of these monumental men's lives. Presented in a an engaging and logical manner with informational book aspects such as a glossary, index and defined topical vocabulary, this book will be sure to capture intermediate readers' attention.
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