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First to Fly

3.5 of 5 stars 3.50  ·  rating details  ·  20 ratings  ·  6 reviews
It started with a toy. As boys, Wilbur and Orville Wright loved making their helicopter fly. As adults, the brothers made their living taking things apart and putting them together again: printing presses, bicycles, planes. . . . Through trial and error, these two boys from Dayton, Ohio, built the plane that would change the world forever.
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Library Binding, 32 pages
Published March 11th 2003 by Random House Children's Books
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Jul 10, 2011 Tyler added it
Sandwiched between a narrative prologue and epilogue, this ambitious non-fiction title tries to tell the story of the Wright brothers first flight in a style that's both informative and entertaining. Full page illustrations begin short chapters filled with text and photographs. This style, combining narrative and informational, illustrations and photographs, could have easily become cluttered and confused. Instead, it draws the reader in from the start and keeps him reading straight through to t ...more
Amie Sergio
Appropriate for older elementary leaders. Wordy text shares the life of Wilbur and Orville Wright and how they invented the airplane. Great access features and visual displays to help readers understand the history leading up to the invention of the airplane. Illustrations and primary source photographs help draw readers attention.
Rana Osama
خدتها فى رابعه ابتدائي أو تالته ابتدائي تقريبا
عشان اكون صريحة مع انها معدتش 40 صفحة بس كانت ممله جدا
حلو المثابرة اللي كانت عند اﻻخوين بس بردو محبتهاش خالص
This book is for older kids. It is fairly dense for a picture book and there is a death. Still, it is a wonderful story.
3 1/2 stars really. Enjoyable history of the Wright brothers for older elementary kids.
Alexis Lynch
Oct 15, 2012 Alexis Lynch marked it as classroom-books
Reading Level: 6.8 Guided Reading: W
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