Grades 3 - 5
Grade level Equivalent: 4.3
Lexile® Measure: 570L
Guided Reading: U
- Autobiography and Biography
- Scientists and Human Endeavor
- Historic Figures
- Inventors and Inventions
About This Book
In this illustrated chapter book aimed at students between the ages of 8 and 12, Donald J. Sobol recounts the story of Orville and Wilbur Wright, who made aviation history at Kitty Hawk.
But before they make history, nothing seems to go right. Orville and Wilbur are almost ready to quit — almost ready to give up their lifelong dream of flying a powered machine. First the wind is too strong for their glider. Then they run out of money for more equipment. And now they are attacked by an army of mosquitoes! "Someday men will fly," Wilbur says, discouraged. "But it won't be in our lifetime."
Remarkably, they don't give up. And on December 17th, 1903, on the sands of Kitty Hawk, the Wright Brothers make history!