Details

ISBN-10: 0803735111
ISBN-13: 9780803735118
Publisher: Dial Books
Publish Date: 01/19/2012
Dimensions: 11.10" L, 9.30" W, 0.40" H

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Picture Book Edition

Illustrator: Elizabeth Zunon

Hardcover

Price: $17.99

Overview

When fourteen-year-old William Kamkwamba’s Malawi village was hit by a drought, everyone’s crops began to fail. Without enough money for food, let alone school, William spent his days in the library . . . and figured out how to bring electricity to his village. Persevering against the odds, William built a functioning windmill out of junkyard scraps, and thus became the local hero who harnessed the wind.

Lyrically told and gloriously illustrated, this story will inspire many as it shows how – even in the worst of times – a great idea and a lot of hard work can still rock the world.

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Reviews
"[An] inspiring story of curiosity and ingenuity." – Publishers Weekly

"This book will appeal to adults eager to impart an uplifting Third World human-interest story, but it is also sure to resonate with children who will simply love the curiosity, resilience and resourcefulness of this doughty African youth." – Wall Street Journal

"A powerful, gorgeously illustrated children's picture book." – The Boston Globe

"This is a dynamic portrait of a young person whose connection to the land, concern for his community, and drive to solve problems offer an inspiring model." – School Library Journal

"Zunon illustrates handsomely, with contrasting cut-paper-collage details and broad, sere landscapes painted in visibly textured oils." – Kirkus

"This picture book in accessible free verse will draw kids who love to construct their own engineering gadgets." – Booklist

Cooperative Children's Book Center's 2013 Best-of-the-year list. – CCBC

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Details

ISBN-10: 0803735111
ISBN-13: 9780803735118
Publisher: Dial Books
Publish Date: 01/19/2012
Dimensions: 11.10" L, 9.30" W, 0.40" H
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