The fantastic Ferris Wheel : the story of inventor George Ferris
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Contributors
Salerno, Steven, illustrator.
Published
New York : Christy Ottaviano Books/Henry Holt and Company, 2015.
Format
Book
Edition
First edition.
ISBN
9781627790727, 1627790721
Physical Desc
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
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Brewster Ladies' Library - ChildrensJ 92 FERRISOn Shelf
Hyannis Public Library - ChildrensJ BIOGRAPHY FerrisOn Shelf
Nantucket Atheneum Library - ChildrensJ 92 FERRISOn Shelf
Oak Bluffs Public Library - ChildrensJ 791.068 FERRISOn Shelf

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Published
New York : Christy Ottaviano Books/Henry Holt and Company, 2015.
Edition
First edition.
Street Date
1510
Language
English
ISBN
9781627790727, 1627790721
Accelerated Reader
LG
Level 4.8, 1 Points

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Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references.
Description
"The story of George Ferris, inventor of the iconic Ferris Wheel"--,Provided by publisher.
Description
"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.
Target Audience
Ages 5 to 9.
Study Program Information
Accelerated Reader,LG,4.8,0.5,0.5,184253

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Kraft, B. H., & Salerno, S. (2015). The fantastic Ferris Wheel: the story of inventor George Ferris (First edition.). Christy Ottaviano Books/Henry Holt and Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Kraft, Betsy Harvey and Steven, Salerno. 2015. The Fantastic Ferris Wheel: The Story of Inventor George Ferris. Christy Ottaviano Books/Henry Holt and Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Kraft, Betsy Harvey and Steven, Salerno. The Fantastic Ferris Wheel: The Story of Inventor George Ferris Christy Ottaviano Books/Henry Holt and Company, 2015.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Kraft, Betsy Harvey., and Steven Salerno. The Fantastic Ferris Wheel: The Story of Inventor George Ferris First edition., Christy Ottaviano Books/Henry Holt and Company, 2015.

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