The Great Wheel

by Robert Lawson

Paperback, 1994

Status

Available

Local notes

PB Law

Barcode

1345

Publication

Scholastic Inc (1994), Edition: First, 180 pages

Description

Eighteen-year-old Conn leaves Ireland and sails to America, where he helps build the first Ferris wheel for the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893.

Awards

Sequoyah Book Award (Nominee — Children's — 1960)
Newbery Medal (Honor Book — 1958)

Language

Original publication date

1957

Physical description

180 p.; 7.7 inches

User reviews

LibraryThing member MereYom
Interesting account of the building of the first Ferris Wheel.
LibraryThing member kday_working
"Eighteen-year-old Conn leaves Ireland and sails to America, where he helps build the first Ferris wheel for the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893. "
LibraryThing member electrascaife
A sweet little story about a young man who helps build Ferris' big wheel for the Chicago World's Fair.
The details of the wheel's logistics were neat, and the parallel story of the young man immigrating to the U.S. was a nice complement.

Pages

180

Rating

½ (31 ratings; 3.6)
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