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George Ferris' Grand Idea: The Ferris Wheel
George Ferris' Grand Idea: The Ferris Wheel
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George Ferris' Grand Idea: The Ferris Wheel

Have you ever ridden a Ferris Wheel? Do you know who created it? George Ferris’s wheels can be found around the world today, but it wasn’t an easy path to turn his idea into a reality. Readers will love learning the story behind the name as they follow along with George’s beginnings in civil engineering, the trouble he had convincing people the Ferris Wheel could be safe, and his eventual world-renowned success.

Lexile Level680L
ATOS Level4.1
Text TypeNarrative Nonfiction
SubjectTechnology, American History
Page Count32
SeriesThe Story Behind the Name
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Jenna Glatzer

Jenna Glatzer

Jenna Glatzer ( is the award-winning author of 25 books for grown-ups and kids, including the authorized biography Celine Dion: For Keeps, The Marilyn Monroe Treasures, Never Ever Give Up: The Inspiring Story of Jessie and Her JoyJars with Erik Rees, Unthinkable with Scott Rigsby, and Bullyproof Your Child for Life with Dr. Joel Haber. Her daughter is in third grade. Jenna is afraid of roller coasters, but has always liked riding Ferris wheels.

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