Author: Quentin Reynolds
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers; Paperback
Period: Early 20th century, flight; Non-fiction
A Landmark Book
Young Orville Wright and his brother, Wilbur, had big dreams--and determination. They never gave up on a problem until it was solved. Together they designed a sled that went faster, a kite that flew higher, and even a newspaper-folding machine! But their biggest dream was to find a way for man to fly. Even when others scoffed at the idea of a flying machine, the Wright brothers refused to give up--until they made history at Kitty Hawk with the world's first successful airplane flight.
Other Landmark Books:
Abe Lincoln: Log Cabin to White House, American Revolution, As Far As the Eye Can Reach: Lewis & Clark's Westward Quest, Ben Franklin of Old Philadelphia, California Gold Rush, Genghis Khan and Mongul Hordes, Gettysburg, Joan of Arc, Landing of the Pilgrims, Leonardo da Vinci, The Magna Charta (used with the Beautiful Feet curriculum), The Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt, The Pioneers Go West, The Story of Thomas A. Edison, The Vikings, and The Witchcraft of Salem Village.