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Sky High: George Ferris's Big Wheel

by Monica Kulling

ISBN: 9781101934524
ANNOTATION:
"A biography about the early life and invention of the ferris wheel by George W. Ferris, an American engineer"--
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ISBN: 9781101934524
ANNOTATION:
"A biography about the early life and invention of the ferris wheel by George W. Ferris, an American engineer"--

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"A biography about the early life and invention of the ferris wheel by George W. Ferris, an American engineer"--

Publisher Description

This fascinating Step 3 History Reader describes the invention of the first Ferris wheel-an engineering marvel. The 1893 World's Fair organizers wanted something big to draw people to Chicago . . . something that would rival the Eiffel Tower. George Ferris, an American engineer, had the idea for an observation wheel that passengers could ride on. People laughed at his idea. They said it would never work. But it was a huge success, with thirty-six cars that could hold over 2,100 riders! That's some big wheel! Ferris wheel lovers can thank George Ferris for never giving up his dream.

Step 3 Readers feature engaging characters in easy-to-follow plots about popular topics-for children who are ready to read on their own.

Author Biography

MONICA KULLING is the author of over forty books for children, including many nonfiction Step into Reading books, such as Eat My Dust! and Listen Up!

GENE BARRETTA has written and illustrated many books for children, including the nonfiction picture books Timeless Thomas and Now & Ben. Prior to his work on children's books, Gene's animations could be seen on Sesame Street.

Product Details

Author
Monica Kulling
Short Title
SKY HIGH GEORGE FERRISS BIG WH
Pages
48
Audience Age
5-8
Publisher
Random House Books for Young Readers
Series
Step Into Reading
Language
English
Illustrator
Gene Barretta
ISBN-10
1101934522
ISBN-13
9781101934524
Media
Book
Format
Paperback
Year
2016
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
Full colour
Publication Date
2016-10-21
Subtitle
George Ferris's Big Wheel
Audience
Children/Juvenile