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Author Kraft, Betsy Harvey.
Title The fantastic Ferris Wheel : the story of inventor George Ferris / Betsy Harvey Kraft ; illustrated by Steven Salerno.
Pub Info New York : Christy Ottaviano Books/Henry Holt and Company, 2015.
book jacket
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Edition First edition.
Descript 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
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Note Accelerated Reader LG 4.8 0.5 0.5 184253
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references.
Summary "The story of George Ferris, inventor of the iconic Ferris Wheel"-- Provided by publisher.
"The World's Fair in Chicago, 1893, was to be a spectacular event: architects, musicians, artists, and inventors worked on special exhibits to display the glories of their countries. But the Fair's planners wanted something really special, something on the scale of the Eiffel Tower, which had been constructed for France's fair three years earlier. At last, engineer George Ferris had an idea--a crazy, unrealistic, gigantic idea. He would construct a twenty-six-story tall observation wheel. The planners didn't think it could be done. They called it a 'monstrosity.' It wouldn't be safe. But George fought for his design. Finally, in December 1892, with only four months to go until the fair, George was given permission to build his wheel. He had to fight the tight schedule, bad weather, and general disapproval. Against all odds, the Ferris Wheel turned out to be the talk of the Fair, and proof that dreaming big dreams could pay off. Today, George's Ferris Wheel is an icon of adventure and amusement throughout the world"-- Provided by publisher.
Audience Ages 5 to 9.
Subject Ferris, George Washington Gale, 1859-1896 -- Juvenile literature.
World's Columbian Exposition (1893 : Chicago, Ill.) -- Juvenile literature.
Inventors -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Structural engineering -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Ferris wheels -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Genre Picture books.
Add Author Salerno, Steven, illustrator.
ISBN 9781627790727 (hardcover)
1627790721 (hardcover)
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