Friday, April 27, 2018

Who Invented the Airplane?:Wright Brothers vs. Whitehead - ADVISABLE

Kenney, Karen Latchana Who Invented the Airplane?: Wright Brothers vs. Whitehead, 32 pages. NON-FICTION Lerner Publications, 2018. $28. Content: G.  

This book looks at the beginnings of flight with the two major contributors being the Wright brothers and Gustave Whitehead.  One chapter is a short biography on the Wright brothers, another chapter has Whiteheads story and then at the end it explains why there was a question about who flew first. At the back of the book it shows how they match up and a timeline.  This book is a part of the series called Stem Smackdown and shows how inventors tried to beat each other to the final project.  

I enjoyed all of the information on the people as well as what adjustments were made to the planes/gliders to help them succeed.  The pictures and captions also make it interesting and there is a lot of information for such a short book.  This book is available in paperback for a much more affordable price.  

EL – ADVISABLE; MS - OPTIONAL.  Reviewer, C. Peterson.

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