First Flight: The Story of Tom Tate and the Wright Brothers

Paperback | February 18, 2003

byGeorge SheaIllustratorDon Bolognese

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Up, up, and away!

When Tom Tate hears that Wilbur and Orville Wright are building a flying machine, he can't wait to try it. Tom's dad thinks it's dangerous. Some people think the Wrights are crazy. Can Tom help the brothers get their dream off the ground?

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Based on the true story of the boy who flew in the Wright brothers' glider, this is "a good introduction to the Wright Brothers from a child's point of view".--"Booklist". Full color

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Up, up, and away!When Tom Tate hears that Wilbur and Orville Wright are building a flying machine, he can't wait to try it. Tom's dad thinks it's dangerous. Some people think the Wrights are crazy. Can Tom help the brothers get their dream off the ground?

George Shea’s careful research for this book included interviews with Tom Tate’s son.Mr. Shea is the author of Amazing Rescues and lives in Los Angeles. Don Bolognese has illustrated many notable children’s books, including the I Can Read books Wagon Wheels by Barbara Brenner and Buffalo Bill and The Pony Express by Eleanor Coerr.He d...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:48 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.19 inPublished:February 18, 2003Publisher:HarperCollins

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0064442152

ISBN - 13:9780064442152

Appropriate for ages: 6 - 8

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Based on the true story of the boy who flew in the Wright brothers' glider, this is "a good introduction to the Wright Brothers from a child's point of view".--"Booklist". Full color

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“A good introduction to the Wright Brothers from a child’s point of view.” (Booklist)