The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (Young Reader's Edition) (Bound for Schools & Libraries)

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Product Details

Price
$19.80
Publisher
Turtleback Books
Publish Date
Pages
304
Dimensions
5.0 X 1.0 X 7.7 inches | 0.85 pounds
Language
English
Type
Prebound
EAN/UPC
9780606399791

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About the Author

William Kamkwamba recently graduated from Dartmouth College. The original version of his memoir The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind was a New York Times Bestseller and a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year. He divides his time between Malawi and San Francisco, California.
Bryan Mealer is the author of Muck City: Winning and Losing in Football's Forgotten Town and All Things Must Fight to Live, which chronicled his years covering the war in the Democratic Republic of Congo as a reporter for the Associated Press and Harper's. His work has appeared in the anthology Best American Travel Writing and was chosen for an Overseas Press Club Award Citation. He lives in Austin, Texas.

Reviews

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