Science Comics: Flying Machines: How The Wright Brothers Soared by Alison WilgusScience Comics: Flying Machines: How The Wright Brothers Soared by Alison Wilgus

Science Comics: Flying Machines: How The Wright Brothers Soared

byAlison WilgusIllustratorMolly Brooks

Paperback | May 23, 2017

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Take to the skies with Flying Machines!

Follow the famous aviators from their bicycle shop in Dayton, Ohio, to the fields of North Carolina where they were to make their famous flights. In an era of dirigibles and hot air balloons, the Wright Brothers were among the first innovators of heavier than air flight. But in the hotly competitive international race toward flight, Orville and Wilbur were up against a lot more than bad weather. Mechanical failures, lack of information, and even other aviators complicated the Wright Brothers' journey. Though they weren't as wealthy as their European counterparts, their impressive achievements demanded attention on the international stage. Thanks to their carefully recorded experiments and a healthy dash of bravery, the Wright Brothers' flying machines took off.

Alison Wilgus is a Brooklyn-based author of comics and prose. She got her start as an animation writer onCodename: Kids Next Door, and her work has since been published by Scholastic, Nickelodeon Magazine, Del Rey, Dark Horse, and, among others.Molly Brooks grew up in Nashville, Tennessee, received her MFA in illustration from ...
Title:Science Comics: Flying Machines: How The Wright Brothers SoaredFormat:PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 8.53 × 6.06 × 0.35 inPublished:May 23, 2017Publisher:first secondLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1626721394

ISBN - 13:9781626721395


Editorial Reviews

"Like having a Time Life Science Library in comic books. Which is awesome!" -Popular Science"nspirational reading for budding middle grade inventors and engineers-valuable for its broad picture of aviation's early history and for providing specifics about the technical problems the Wright brothers faced and solved." -School Library Journal"An accessible and engaging introduction to the Wright brothers and how they ushered in the age of flight." -Kirkus