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The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Mealer, Bryan
By Kamkwamba, William

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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 wit...h 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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ISBN 9781984816122
Released NZ 26 Mar 2019
Publisher Penguin
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781984816122
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Razorbill
Released 26 Mar 2019
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Mealer, Bryan
By Kamkwamba, William
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Biography & Autobiography
Number of Pages 304
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 196mm
Spine: 23mm
Dewey Code 968.97042092
Weight 236g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
Library of Congress Poor children - Biography - Malawi, Self-culture - Malawi, Windmills - Design and construction, Electric power production - Malawi, Rural electrification - Malawi
NBS Text Biography: General
ONIX Text Children/juvenile