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First in Flight: How a Photograph Captured the Takeoff of the Wright Brothers' Flyer
First in Flight: How a Photograph Captured the Takeoff of the Wright Brothers' Flyer
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First in Flight: How a Photograph Captured the Takeoff of the Wright Brothers' Flyer

On-point historical photographs combined with strong narration bring the story of the historic first flight ever to life. Kids will feel as though they are at Kitty Hawk with Wilbur and Orville Wright as the brothers prepare to test their aircraft. They'll also learn about the history of flight and the skepticism that greeted the Wrights when they, at first, refused to release the photograph of their successful flight.

Reading LevelGrades 5-7
Interest LevelGrades 5-9
Lexile Level990L
ATOS Level6.5
AR Points2
AR Quiz #509577
Text TypeNarrative Nonfiction
PublisherCompass Point Books
Page Dimensions9 1/4" x 10 1/4"
Page Count64
BindingReinforced Library Binding
List Price: $37.32 School/Library Price

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Booklist - Angela Leeper

"Because seeing is believing for many, a photograph can make all the difference. These latest books in the reliable Captured History series highlight the impact of photography in the fields of science and technology. While each book focuses on the single, iconic photograph that now represents the historic event, a plethora of large-scale images provide more context. The photographs and accompanying, accessible text are all set against a white background in a tidy layout." - Booklist

January 1, 2021

School Library Journal - Cathy DeCampli, Haddonfield Public Library, NJ

"This unique series discusses two familiar topics through a new lens. . . . Kids interested in the subjects will learn something new." - School Library Journal

November 1, 2020

Michael Burgan

Michael Burgan

Michael Burgan has written numerous books for children and young adults during his nearly 20 years as a freelance writer. Many of his books have focused on U.S. history, geography, and the lives of world leaders. Michael has won several awards for his writing, and his graphic novel version of the classic tale Frankenstein (Stone Arch Books) was a Junior Library Guild selection.  Michael graduated from the University of Connecticut with a bachelor’s degree in history. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with his cat, Callie.

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