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Mr. Ferris and His Wheel

Written by Kathryn Gibbs Davis & illustrated by Gilbert Ford
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Describes how the engineer George Ferris invented the famous carnival attraction for the renowned 1893 Chicago World’s Fair.

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Book-loving mommy-to-be! Recently enjoyed The Hobbit, Becoming, and The Marvelous Magic of Miss Mabel.
5.0 / 7.0

In this beautifully-illustrated book, you learn all about George Ferris, the inventor of the Ferris Wheel. I found his story so interesting and it was fun to hear about his perseverance and creativity in building the wheel and how it changed the world. I loved learning that Walt Disney’s father worked on the crew building the first Ferris Wheel, and that he told stories to Walt about the inspiring, magical attraction.

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Who Wrote Mr. Ferris and His Wheel

Kathryn Gibbs Davis

Kathryn Gibbs Davis has a gift for combining history and storytelling in a manner that relates to readers of many ages. Her<i> Wackiest White House Pet</i> earned the Parents Gold Choice Award and was read aloud by former First Lady Barbara Bush during a nationally televised event at the presidential library. Kathryn is an active member of the Children’s Literature Network. Visit

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Who Illustrated Mr. Ferris and His Wheel

Gilbert Ford
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Gilbert Ford grew up in a family of professional photographers in Jackson, Mississippi, and moved to New York to attend Pratt Institute. After graduating, he worked as a designer and illustrator for a giftware company, creating educational puzzles, games, stickers, stationery, and activity books for children, before setting out on his own. He currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY where he has illustrated many New York Times best selling middle grade novels and also award-winning picture books.

In 2015 he received his MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from the Vermont College of Fine Arts. He is the author/ illustrator of the non-fiction picture books The Marvelous Thing That Came From A Spring and How The Cookie Crumbled, both published by Atheneum. He is also the author/illustrator of his debut middle grade novel, Kindred Spirits, to be published by Macmillan/Ottaviano in 2020.

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