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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.

PublisherPicture Window Books
Age Level7-10 Years
Reading LevelGrades 2-3
Trim Size8 x 10
Page Count32
Paper Over Board



Manhattan Book Review - Rosi Hollinbeck

"Jenna Glatzer has written a well-researched telling of George Ferris and the signature invention of his career. Her story will have youngsters looking at a popular ride with new eyes. The illustrations by Stephanie Dominguez completes this fine non-fiction work for children." - Manhattan Book Review

January 14, 2016

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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