|aWho were the Wright Brothers?|cby James Buckley Jr. ; illustrated by Tim Foley.
|aNew York|bGrosset & Dunlap, an imprint of Pengion Group (USA)|c2014.
|a106 p.|bill., map|c20 cm.
|aWho were ...?.
|aIncludes bibliographical references (page 104).
|aWho were the Wright Brothers -- The Young Brothers -- Printers and Newsmen -- Wrights on Wheels -- Inspired to Fly -- "That's Happiness!" -- Off to Kitty Hawk -- The First Flights -- "Flyers to Liars?" -- Worldwide Fame -- Legacy inthe Air -- Timelines -- Bibliography.
|aPresents the lives and accomplishments of the Wright brothers, high school dropouts from Dayton, Ohio, who started out repairing bicycles and went on to build and fly the first successful airplane.
As young boys, Orville and Wilbur Wright loved all things mechanical. As young men, they gained invaluable skills essential for their success by working with printing presses, bicycles, motors, and any sort of machinery they could get their hands on. As adults, the brothers worked together to invent, build, and fly the world's first successful airplane. This is the fascinating story of the two inventors and aviation pioneers who never lost sight of their dream: to fly, and to soar higher