The Resource The fantastic Ferris Wheel : the story of inventor George Ferris, Betsy Harvey Kraft ; illustrated by Steven Salerno

The fantastic Ferris Wheel : the story of inventor George Ferris, Betsy Harvey Kraft ; illustrated by Steven Salerno

Label
The fantastic Ferris Wheel : the story of inventor George Ferris
Title
The fantastic Ferris Wheel
Title remainder
the story of inventor George Ferris
Statement of responsibility
Betsy Harvey Kraft ; illustrated by Steven Salerno
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Illustrator
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The story of George Ferris, inventor of the iconic Ferris Wheel"--
  • "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"--
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Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
791.06/80284
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Ages 5 to 9
LC call number
TA140.F455
LC item number
K73 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Target audience
juvenile
The fantastic Ferris Wheel : the story of inventor George Ferris, Betsy Harvey Kraft ; illustrated by Steven Salerno
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The fantastic Ferris Wheel : the story of inventor George Ferris, Betsy Harvey Kraft ; illustrated by Steven Salerno
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
1621812
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Dimensions
29 cm
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Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781627790727
Lccn
2014044914
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1621812
  • (Sirsi) 1621812
  • (OCoLC)899113935

Library Locations

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