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The fantastic Ferris Wheel : the story of inventor George Ferris

Title
The fantastic Ferris Wheel : the story of inventor George Ferris / Betsy Harvey Kraft ; illustrated by Steven Salerno.
Author
Kraft, Betsy Harvey.
Publication
New York : Christy Ottaviano Books/Henry Holt and Company, 2015.

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Additional Authors
Salerno, Steven,
Description
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations; 29 cm
Subjects
Bibliography (note)
  • Includes bibliographical references.
Audience (note)
  • Ages 5 to 9.
Call Number
JFF 16-385
ISBN
  • 9781627790727
  • 1627790721
LCCN
2014044914
Author
Kraft, Betsy Harvey.
Title
The fantastic Ferris Wheel : the story of inventor George Ferris / Betsy Harvey Kraft ; illustrated by Steven Salerno.
Publisher
New York : Christy Ottaviano Books/Henry Holt and Company, 2015.
Edition
First edition.
Type of Content
text
still image
Type of Medium
unmediated
Type of Carrier
volume
Bibliography
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.
Added Author
Salerno, Steven, illustrator.
Research Call Number
JFF 16-385
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