On a windswept beach in North Carolina in 1903, American aviation finally took wing. The Wright Brothers Fly tells the soaring tale of how Orville and Wilbur Wright achieved the first controlled human flight in history. What was their inspiration? What was the drive behind their childhood dream? What were the solutions that the brothers found to the endless aerodynamic challeges they encountered? This absorbing and beautifully illustrated book follows the story of how the Wright Brothers’ obsession with flight led to one of the greatest achievements of modern man.
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Robyn O’Sullivan is the author of several National Geographic History and Science Chapters, including Jackie Robinson Plays Ball, The Wright Brothers Fly, and Your 206 Bones, 32 Teeth, and Other Body Math.
Hardcover | $17.90
Published by National Geographic Children’s Books Oct 09, 2007| 48 Pages| 5-1/8 x 7-5/8| 6-9 years| ISBN 9781426301889