George Ferris, What a Wheel!

George Ferris, What a Wheel!


Illustrator: Jerry Hoare

Format
Hardcover
Price
$7.99
 
Additional Formats
  • Hardcover
  • ISBN 9780448479262
  • 32 Pages
  • Grosset & Dunlap
  • 3-5 years

Overview

Have you ever ridden a Ferris wheel? You go up, up, up and can see for miles! But when the inventor of the Ferris wheel, George Ferris, first pitched the idea, everyone thought he was crazy. A 250-foot bicycle wheel that goes around and around and carries people in train cars? Can’t be done, they said. But George proved them wrong. Read about how George’s hard work, courage, and imagination created one of the most famous fair rides today.

George Ferris, What a Wheel covers the concepts Imagination and Problem Solving.

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