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The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (Young Reader's Edition)

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (Young Reader's Edition)
 

TheNew York Timesbestselling memoir of the heroic young inventor who brought electricity to his Malawian village adapted for young readers. Now available in paperback! When a terrible drought struck William Kamkwamba's tiny village in Malawi, his family lost all of the season's c... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780606399791
Barcode 9780606399791
Published 5 January 2016 by Turtleback Books
Format Library Binding, Bound for Schools & Libraries ed.
Author(s) By Kamkwamba, William
By Mealer, Bryan
Illustrated by Hymas, Anna
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ISBN-13 9780606399791
ISBN-10 0606399798
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Turtleback Books
Imprint Turtleback Books
Publication Date 5 January 2016
Publication Country United States United States
Format Library Binding, Bound for Schools & Libraries ed.
Edition Bound for Schools & Libraries ed.
Author(s) By Kamkwamba, William
By Mealer, Bryan
Illustrated by Hymas, Anna
Category Science
Technology & Applied Sciences
Human Geography / Peoples Of The World
Number of Pages 304
Dimensions Width: 127mm
Height: 196mm
Spine: 25mm
Weight 386g
Interest Age 5-12 years
Reading Age 5-12 years
Library of Congress Biography, Inventors, Electric power production, Irrigation, Malawi
NBS Text School Textbooks & Study Guides: Maths, Science & Technical
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code B
Catalogue Code 757159

Description of this Book

TheNew York Timesbestselling memoir of the heroic young inventor who brought electricity to his Malawian village adapted for young readers. Now available in paperback! When a terrible drought struck William Kamkwamba's tiny village in Malawi, his family lost all of the season's crops, leaving them with nothing to eat and nothing to sell. William began to explore science books in his village library, looking for a solution. There, he came up with the idea that would change his family's life forever: he could build a windmill. Made out of scrap metal and old bicycle parts, William's windmill brought electricity to his home and helped his family pump the water they needed to farm the land. Retold for a younger audience, this exciting memoir shows how, even in a desperate situation, one boy's brilliant idea can light up the world. Complete with photographs, illustrations, and an epilogue that will bring readers up to date on William's story, this is the perfect edition to read and share with the whole family.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review [An] inspiring story of curiosity and ingenuity. <b>Publishers Weekly</b> This book will appeal to adults eager to impart an uplifting Third World human-interest story, but it is also sure to resonate with children who will simply love the curiosity, resilience and resourcefulness of this doughty African youth. <b>Wall Street Journal</b> A powerful, gorgeously illustrated children's picture book. <b>The Boston Globe</b> This is a dynamic portrait of a young person whose connection to the land, concern for his community, and drive to solve problems offer an inspiring model. <b>School Library Journal</b> Zunon illustrates handsomely, with contrasting cut-paper-collage details and broad, sere landscapes painted in visibly textured oils. <b>Kirkus</b> This picture book in accessible free verse will draw kids who love to construct their own engineering gadgets. <b>Booklist</b> Cooperative Children s Book Center s 2013 Best-of-the-year list. <b>CCBC</b>

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Author's Bio

William Kamkwamba recently graduated from Dartmouth College. The original version of his memoir The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind was a New York Times Bestseller and a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year. He divides his time between Malawi and San Francisco, California. Bryan Mealer is the author of Muck City: Winning and Losing in Football's Forgotten Town and All Things Must Fight to Live, which chronicled his years covering the war in the Democratic Republic of Congo as a reporter for the Associated Press and Harper's. His work has appeared in the anthology Best American Travel Writing and was chosen for an Overseas Press Club Award Citation. He lives in Austin, Texas.

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