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Mr. Ferris and His Wheel

Mr. Ferris and His Wheel

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Series: Biographical, Picture Book Bios
Genres: Fiction, Non-Fiction, Picture Books
Tags: Ages 5-8, Ages 8-12, Award Winners
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Publication Year: 2014

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.

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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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A Junior Library Guild Selection, Orbis Pictus Honor for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children
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