My Brothers' Flying Machine by Jane Yolen
Wilbur, Orville, and Me

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In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Wright Brothers' flight, this story is told from the point of view of their sister, Katherine, who watched her brothers play with a toy flying machine, which was the beginning of their remarkable collaboration. Full color.
 

About Jane Yolen

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Jane Yolen:Jane Yolen is the award-winning author of numerous books for children, including The Girl in the Golden Bower and Child of Faerie, Child of Earth, both illustrated by Jane Dyer. Jane Yolen and her husband divide their time between a one-hundred-year-old farmhouse in Hatfield, Massachusetts, and Wayside, a house in Scotland.Jim Burke:Jim Burke earned his BFA from the School of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University and did further study at The Illustration Academy in Liberty, Missouri. His paintings have been honored by Communication Arts, the Los Angeles Society of Illustrators, the New York Society of Illustrators and Step-by-Step Graphics Magazine.A native of Manchester, New Hampshire, Jim Burke now lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.
 
Published April 1, 2003 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. 32 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Computers & Technology, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Science & Math. Non-fiction

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This year's big anniversary belongs to Wilbur and Orville Wright, and several children's books have been written about their achievements.

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Publishers Weekly

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Among picture books commemorating the centennial of Kitty Hawk, Yolen's is unusual for appropriating Katharine Wright, Orville and Wilbur's younger sister, as its narrator.

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