Science Comics: Flying Machines
Science Comics: Flying Machines
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Science Comics: Flying Machines

Written by Alison Wilgus & illustrated by Molly Brooks
Published by First Second Books
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Take to the skies with Flying Machines! Follow the famous aviators from their bicycle shop in Dayton, Ohio, to the fields of North Carolina where they were to make their famous flights. In an era of dirigibles and hot air balloons, the Wright Brothers were among the first innovators of heavier than air flight. But in the hotly competitive international race toward flight, Orville and Wilbur were up against a lot more than bad weather. Mechanical failures, lack of information, and even other aviators complicated the Wright Brothers’ journey. Though they weren’t as wealthy as their European counterparts, their impressive achievements demanded attention on the international stage. Thanks to their carefully recorded experiments and a healthy dash of bravery, the Wright Brothers’ flying machines took off.

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    Book Details

    ISBN
    9781626721395
    Publication Date
    May 23, 2017
    Page Count
    128
    Reading Age
    9 - 12 years
    Lib. of Congress (LCCN)
    2016945553
    ASIN/ISBN 10
    1626721394
    Lexile® Level
    GN850L
    ATOS® Book Level
    5.09
    Accelerated Reader® Points
    2
    Accelerated Reader Quiz
    189671
    Accelerated Reader Interest Level
    MG

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