To Fly

The Story of the Wright Brothers

By Wendie C. Old; Robert Andrew Parker (Illustrator)
(Clarion Books, Library Binding, 9780618133475, 48pp.)

Publication Date: September 2002

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Description

Orville and Wilbur Wright were a fascinating pair. Not only did they invent, build, and fly the first airplane, they were also idiosyncratic individuals who had a unique relationship, sharing a home, a bank account, and a business throughout their lives. Their story is portrayed here in brief, accessible chapters, beginning with their childhood fascination with flight and love of problem solving, then detailing their early experiments and dangerous trial runs in North Carolina, and ending with their successful flights of 1903. This well-researched and personable biography is illustrated with elegant watercolors by flight enthusiast and noted artist Robert Andrew Parker, and will be published just in time for the 100th anniversary of the Wright brothers’ first flight. Timeline, endnotes, bibliography.




About the Author
Wendie C. Old is a full-time librarian and the author of seven biographies for middle-grade readers. She lives in Baltimore, Maryland.

Robert Kraske has written 16 previous books for young readers, among them Harry Houdini: Master of Magic (Scholastic). This is his first for Clarion. He lives in Stillwater, Minnesota.
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