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The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind
 

The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind (Hardback)

By Kamkwamba, William
By Mealer, Bryan
Illustrated by Hymas, Anna

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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 w...ith 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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ISBN 9780803740808
Released AU 15 Jan 2017
Publisher Penguin
Format Hardback
Availability
Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks

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ISBN-13 9780803740808
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Dial Books for Young Readers,US
Released 15 Jan 2017
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Kamkwamba, William
By Mealer, Bryan
Illustrated by Hymas, Anna
Category Science
Technology & Applied Sciences
Human Geography / Peoples Of The World
Number of Pages 304
Dimensions Width: 148mm
Height: 215mm
Spine: 26mm
Dewey Code 621.042
Weight 482g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
Library of Congress Electric power production, Irrigation, Malawi, Mechanical engineers, Windmills
NBS Text Children's General Non-Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile

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