Wee and the Wright Brothers (Hardcover)

By Timothy R. Gaffney, Bernadette Pons (Illustrator)

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), 9780805071726, 40pp.

Publication Date: August 12, 2004

List Price: 16.95*
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Wilbur and Orville began packing the Flyer into a wooden crate. Wee's little heart skipped a beat. "They're getting ready to go to Kitty Hawk," he told his family. "If only I could go and watch them fly. What a story it would make."

Join one indomitable mouse as he
takes off on the ride of his life

Wee is a journalist who will stop at nothing to get his story. Wee is also . . . a mouse. And what better time and place for a mouse than a bicycle shop in Dayton, Ohio, during the year 1903? Wee could think of no place he'd rather be. Except-just maybe-in the air!

Will Wee get his sky excursion, his big story for the Mouse News? With the Wright brothers around, Wee's sure to be going places. In this charming picture book, fact and (a little) fiction work together to tell a thrilling story about one courageous mouse.

About the Author

Timothy R. Gaffney is the author of "Grandpa Take Me to the Moon" and other books. He is also the aviation journalist for the "Dayton Daily News" in Ohio and a private pilot. He lives in Miamisburg, Ohio.

Bernadette Pons is the illustrator of numerous books for children, including "Mouse Cleaning" and "The Feathered Crown." She lives with her family in Paris, France.

Praise For Wee and the Wright Brothers

"Just right for introducing the Wright brothers' 1903 flight to young children, this has a cheerful tone, an intrepid hero, and the ability to convey information without making it ponderous. The watercolor-and-pastel artwork illustrates the story with vitality and distinction, doing justice to both its subject and its audience."--Booklist