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First flight : the story of Tom Tate and the Wright Brothers

Author: George Shea; Don Bolognese
Publisher: New York : HarperCollins Publishers, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : Juvenile audience : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A twelve-year-old boy named Tom Tate meets Orville and Wilbur Wright and witnesses the invention of the airplane in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, in 1903.
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Genre/Form: Juvenile literature
Biography Juvenile literature
Biography
Named Person: Orville Wright; Wilbur Wright; Orville Wright; Wilbur Wright
Material Type: Biography, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George Shea; Don Bolognese
ISBN: 0060245034 9780060245030 0060245042 9780060245047 0064442152 9780064442152
OCLC Number: 32430908
Notes: "An I can read Chapter book."
Description: 46 p. : col. ill. ; 22 cm.
Responsibility: story by George Shea ; pictures by Don Bolognese.

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A twelve-year-old boy named Tom Tate meets Orville and Wilbur Wright and witnesses the invention of the airplane in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, in 1903.

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by marie99 (WorldCat user published 2009-12-18) Excellent Permalink

This is a early reader that narrates the story of the airplane's invention through the eyes of Tom Tate, an assistant to the Wright Brothers over the course of several years. The illustrations are evocative of the time period. and the story reads well. Chapter divisions make sense with the story....
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