Academic journal article New England Reading Association Journal

The Wright Brothers: How They Invented the Airplane

Academic journal article New England Reading Association Journal

The Wright Brothers: How They Invented the Airplane

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The Wright Brothers: How They Invented the Airplane. Russell Freedman, Holiday, 1991. ISBN 0 8234 0875 2. http:/ /www.indiana.edu/-eric_rec/ieo/ bibs/freedman.html. Awards: Newbery Subjects: biography. Questions: In which book do men trained for water life saving make up an aircraft ground crew? In which book do two inventors own a printing press, a bicycle shop, and a dark room for photographic prints? In which book do some characters want a list of the country's windiest places? Which biography has illustrations made in the beginning of the 1900s by its subjects? In which book does a mechanically minded parent make a sled for her children? As is evident, the questions demand recall rather than analysis or reflection. The five questions are given because in the contest with 15 or so books, the questions would be mixed with others. …

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