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The Wright Brothers (1950)

by Quentin Reynolds

Other authors: Jacob Landau (Illustrator)

Series: Landmark Books (10)

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fifth grade standard for inventors during the civil war. ( )
  blev | Oct 19, 2014 |
Tags: Biography, Aviation, History

Summary: While all types of aviation holds a large and special spot in my heart, the Wright Brothers especially do for what they accomplished and provided for the entire world to use.

Persoanl Reaction: My kids never got to grow up around me being in the Army as I was hurt and medically retired before they were born. So it hurts they don't get to experience how much the Army is apart of my life as they are to me as well. What the Wright Brothers do for all of mankind to use once they had the first logged flight of aerial aviation is something no one will ever be able to copy or do again.

Extension Ideas: Allow students to bring in their favorite model toy airplane to share with the class and the teach look up that airplane to tell the students who first flew that particular airframe. ( )
  armyflyingguy | Jul 22, 2014 |
Interesting and readable. This book makes the science and the obstacles faced by the Wright brothers easy to understand for a young reader. Of particular interest is the historical setting which the author describes to us... a setting with many attempting versions of human flight. ( )
  MereYom | Jul 10, 2008 |
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"Using historical fiction to study our country’s history turns the past into a dynamic place by capturing the essence of an era and conveying it to children better than any textbook can.... The Wright Brothers by Quinten Reynolds (New York: Random House Books for Young Readers, 1981) is another selection that can be shared as a springboard for writing historical simulated journals. ...." -"Read the Past: Write Now! Responding to Historical Fiction through Writing" by Rebecca M. Giles, Ph.D., and Karyn W. Tunks, Ph.D., University of South Alabama
 

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Young Orville and Wilbur Wright loved building things. From the fastest sled in town to the highest-flying kite, the Wright brothers’ creations were always a step ahead of everyone else’s. They grew up learning all about mechanics from fixing bicycles and studied math and physics. On December 17, 1903, Orville took off in the world’s first flying machine! The Wright airplane is one of the most amazing–and life-changing–

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A biography of the two brothers from Dayton, Ohio, who built and flew the first airplane.

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