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The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (Paperback)

By Kamkwamba, William
By Mealer, Bryan

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The New York Times bestselling memoir of the heroic young inventor who brought electricity to his Malawian village adapted for young readers. Now available in paperback! When a terrible drought struck William Kamkwamba's tiny village in Malawi, his family lost all of the season's... crops, leaving them with nothing to eat and nothing to sell. William began to explore science books in his village library, looking for a solution. There, he came up with the idea that would change his family's life forever: he could build a windmill. Made out of scrap metal and old bicycle parts, William's windmill brought electricity to his home and helped his family pump the water they needed to farm the land. Retold for a younger audience, this exciting memoir shows how, even in a desperate situation, one boy's brilliant idea can light up the world. Complete with photographs, illustrations, and an epilogue that will bring readers up to date on William's story, this is the perfect edition to read and share with the whole family.
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ISBN 9780147510426
Released NZ 29 Feb 2016
Publisher Penguin
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780147510426
Stock Available
Status In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Puffin
Released 29 Feb 2016
Publication Country United States United States
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Kamkwamba, William
By Mealer, Bryan
Category History
Human Geography / Peoples Of The World
Number of Pages 304
Dimensions Width: 133mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 20mm
Dewey Code 968.97042092
Weight 236g
Interest Age Children
Reading Age Children
Library of Congress Biography, Inventors, Electric power production, Irrigation, Malawi
NBS Text Children's General Non-Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile