The Wright Brothers for Kids

How They Invented the Airplane : 21 Activities Exploring the Science and History of Flight

Author: Mary Kay Carson

Publisher: Chicago Review Press


Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 146

View: 897

An activity book tells the amazing true story of how two bicycle-making brothers from Ohio, with no more than high-school educations, accomplished a feat on the beaches of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, that forever changed the world. Original.

First Flight

The Story of Tom Tate and the Wright Brothers

Author: George Shea

Publisher: Turtleback


Category: Juvenile Nonfiction


View: 385

A twelve-year-old boy named Tom Tate meets Orville and Wilbur Wright and witnesses the invention of the airplane in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, in 1903.

To Fly

The Story of the Wright Brothers

Author: Wendie C. Old

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt


Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 902

Beginning with Orville and Wilbur's childhood fascination with flight, brief, accessible chapters trace the work that the two Wright brothers did together to develop the first machine-powered aircraft.

The Wright Brothers

Author: David McCullough

Publisher: Simon and Schuster


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 332

Chronicles the dramatic story-behind-the-story about the Wright brothers, sharing insights into the disadvantages that challenged their lives and their mechanical ingenuity. By the Pulitzer Prize- and National Book Award-winning author of Truman.

The Wright Brothers

Author: Ginger Wadsworth

Publisher: Lerner Publications


Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 47

View: 425

A biography of the two inventors whose 1903 powered, controlled flight of an airplane at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, made history.

Wright Brothers, Wrong Story

How Wilbur Wright Solved the Problem of Manned Flight

Author: William Hazelgrove

Publisher: Prometheus Books


Category: Transportation

Page: 332

View: 831

This book is the first deconstruction of the Wright brothers myth. They were not -- as we have all come to believe--two halves of the same apple. Each had a distinctive role in creating the first "flying machine." How could two misanthropic brothers who never left home, were high-school dropouts, and made a living as bicycle mechanics have figured out the secret of manned flight? This new history of the Wright brothers' monumental accomplishment focuses on their early years of trial and error at Kitty Hawk (1900-1903) and Orville Wright's epic fight with the Smithsonian Institute and Glenn Curtis. William Hazelgrove makes a convincing case that it was Wilbur Wright who designed the first successful airplane, not Orville. He shows that, while Orville's role was important, he generally followed his brother's lead and assisted with the mechanical details to make Wilbur's vision a reality. Combing through original archives and family letters, Hazelgrove reveals the differences in the brothers' personalities and abilities. He examines how the Wright brothers myth was born when Wilbur Wright died early and left his brother to write their history with personal friend John Kelly. The author notes the peculiar inwardness of their family life, business and family problems, bouts of depression, serious illnesses, and yet, rising above it all, was Wilbur's obsessive zeal to test out his flying ideas. When he found Kitty Hawk, this desolate location on North Carolina's Outer Banks became his laboratory. By carefully studying bird flight and the Rubik's Cube of control, Wilbur cracked the secret of aerodynamics and achieved liftoff on December 17, 1903. Hazelgrove's richly researched and well-told tale of the Wright brothers' landmark achievement, illustrated with rare historical photos, captures the excitement of the times at the start of the "American century."

From the Wright Brothers to the Astronauts

The Memoirs of Benjamin D. Foulois

Author: Benjamin D. Foulois



Category: Aeronautics

Page: 306

View: 344

Political and personal memoirs of the first military aviator span six decades of American aviation history.

The Story of the Wright Brothers

Author: Bruce LaFontaine

Publisher: Courier Corporation


Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 799

A coloring book with text that describes the experiments and activities of the Wright Brothers.

The Wright Brothers

How They Invented the Airplane

Author: Russell Freedman



Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

View: 623

Follows the lives of the Wright brothers and describes how they developed the first airplane.