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Race through the skies : the week the world learned to fly / Martin W. Sandler.

Sandler, Martin W., (author.).

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Summary:

"In 1903, the Wright brothers made four brief flights, and no one was there to watch them. They spent the next few years mostly in solitude, experimenting with new ways to build an aircraft and crashing many times. It wasn't until about five years later that Wilbur Wright traveled to Europe to publicly demonstrate the possibilities of flight and raise money for airplane patents that the world caught aviation fever. Building on this newfound enthusiasm, a group of champagne companies organized the first-ever international air meet. They knew they could throw a great party and sell a lot of champagne. Nobody knew that this single week would change the course of aviation history. This is the story of the week the public gathered to witness the advent of aviation technology that would change the world, as told through photographs, firsthand accounts, and lively narrative."
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Hood River County Library J 629.13 SAN (Text) 33892100714691 Children's New Books Book None 01/19/2021 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781547603442
  • ISBN: 1547603445
  • Physical Description: v, 185 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury Children's Books, 2020.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (page 179) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Aviation before Rheims -- Rheims : day one -- Rheims : day two -- Rheims : day three -- Rheims : day four -- Rheims : day five -- Rheims : day six -- Rheims : day seven -- Rheims : day eight -- Rheims : day nine -- Aviation takes flight : a Rheims-inspired decade.
Summary, etc.:
"In 1903, the Wright brothers made four brief flights, and no one was there to watch them. They spent the next few years mostly in solitude, experimenting with new ways to build an aircraft and crashing many times. It wasn't until about five years later that Wilbur Wright traveled to Europe to publicly demonstrate the possibilities of flight and raise money for airplane patents that the world caught aviation fever. Building on this newfound enthusiasm, a group of champagne companies organized the first-ever international air meet. They knew they could throw a great party and sell a lot of champagne. Nobody knew that this single week would change the course of aviation history. This is the story of the week the public gathered to witness the advent of aviation technology that would change the world, as told through photographs, firsthand accounts, and lively narrative." -- adapted from publisher.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 10-14. Bloomsbury Children's Books.
Grades 4-6. Bloomsbury Children's Books.
Subject: Aeronautics > History > Juvenile literature.
Airplanes > History > Juvenile literature.
Wright, Orville, 1871-1948 > Juvenile literature.
Wright, Wilbur, 1867-1912 > Juvenile literature.
Aeronautics > History.
Airplanes > History.
Wright, Orville, 1871-1948.
Wright, Wilbur, 1867-1912.
JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / Exploration & Discovery.
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Transportation / Aviation.
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Photography.
Genre: Instructional and educational works.
Illustrated works.
Biographies.

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