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The boy who harnessed the wind

Author: William Kamkwamba; Bryan Mealer
Publisher: New York : Dial Books for Young Readers, [2015]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : Juvenile audience : English : Young readers editionView all editions and formats
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The New York Times bestselling memoir of the heroic young inventor who brought electricity to his Malawian village is now perfect for young readers 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Juvenile works
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Biography Juvenile literature
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Kamkwamba, William, 1987-
Boy who harnessed the wind.
(DLC) 2014019191
(OCoLC)879983524
Named Person: William Kamkwamba; William Kamkwamba
Material Type: Biography, Document, Juvenile audience, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William Kamkwamba; Bryan Mealer
ISBN: 9781101637425 1101637420
OCLC Number: 951434233
Description: 1 online resource : color illustrations, map
Responsibility: William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer ; illustrated by Anna Hymas.

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The New York Times bestselling memoir of the heroic young inventor who brought electricity to his Malawian village is now perfect for young readers 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 with 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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