The Wondrous Whirligig by Andrew Glass
The Wright Brothers' First Flying Machine

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Inspired by a model helicopter and encouraged by their parents and sister, young Orville and Wilbur Wright attempt to build a life-size helicopter from scrap.
 

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Published January 1, 2003 by Holiday House. 30 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Computers & Technology, Children's Books, Science & Math.

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With his typically breezy illustrations, Glass puts a different spin on the story of the Wright brothers, recreating a childhood incident in the spirit of a folk tale.

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The Wondrous Whirligig: The Wright Brothers' First Flying Machine by Andrew Glass is a tall tale based on the flying propeller toy Orville and Wilbur received as children.

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