To Fly by Wendie C. Old
The Story of the Wright Brothers

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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. Timeline, endnotes, bibliography.
 

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Published September 23, 2002 by Clarion Books. 48 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Children's Books.

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Behind the world's first manned flight were Orville and Wilbur Wright, two brothers with a dream and the determination to carry it out. In this rather dry biography, Old (<EMPHASIS TYPE=ITALIC

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Behind the world's first manned flight were Orville and Wilbur Wright, two brothers with a dream and the determination to carry it out.

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