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Mr. Ferris and His Wheel - by Kathryn Gibbs Davis (Hardcover)

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About the Book



Science, history, and engineering combine in this uplifting nonfiction picture book about the invention of the world's most iconic amusement park ride, the Ferris Wheel, which George Ferris introduced at the 1893 World's Fair in Chicago. Full color.



Book Synopsis



Capturing an engineer's creative vision and mind for detail, this fully illustrated picture book biography sheds light on how the American inventor George Ferris defied gravity and seemingly impossible odds to invent the world's most iconic amusement park attraction, the Ferris wheel.
A fun, fact-filled text by Kathryn Gibbs Davis combines with Gilbert Ford's dazzling full-color illustrations to transport readers to the 1893 World's Fair, where George Ferris and his big, wonderful wheel lifted passengers to the skies for the first time.



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* "Davis' picture-book bio soars, inspires, and keeps (the pages) ever turning" --Booklist, starred review "The modernist look, inherently interesting topic, and strong documentation...make this title a positive addition." --School Library Journal "Kids who take ferris wheels for granted should find this history eye-opening." --Kirkus "Davis's picture-book account of the Ferris Wheel construction does a first-rate job of capturing the many risks--to civic pride, financial success, and public safety--that attached to the first iteration of what most readers have already enjoyed as a local carnival attraction." --Bulletin "Davis delivers a tense and satisfying underdog story, while Ford creates a stylized 19th-century landscape." --Publishers Weekly "[An] informative and entertaining account." --Wall Street Journal --




About the Author



Kathryn Gibbs Davis has a gift for combining history and storytelling in a manner that relates to readers of many ages. Kathryn is an active member of the Children's Literature Network. Visit gibbsdavis.com.

Gilbert Ford was born into a family of photographers. Instead of taking up the camera, he moved to New York to attend the prestigious Pratt Institute. His illustrations have appeared in books, magazines, newspapers, toys, billboards, and advertisements. He currently resides in Brooklyn, New York. Visit gilbertford.com.

Dimensions (Overall): 10.3 Inches (H) x 10.1 Inches (W) x .4 Inches (D)
Weight: 1.0 Pounds
Suggested Age: 4-7 Years
Number of Pages: 40
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Sub-Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Publisher: Clarion Books
Format: Hardcover
Author: Kathryn Gibbs Davis
Language: English
Street Date: September 2, 2014
TCIN: 15735736
UPC: 9780547959221
Item Number (DPCI): 247-08-9225
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 0.4 inches length x 10.1 inches width x 10.3 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 1 pounds
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5.0 out of 5 stars with 1 reviews
100% would recommend
1 recommendations

Great writing with wonderful illustrations

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
daulat - 9 years ago
Easy to read, informative and totally engulfing....
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