First Flight: The Story of Tom Tate and the Wright Brothers

First Flight: The Story of Tom Tate and the Wright Brothers


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This Level Four I Can Read book is a perfect bridge to chapter books for elementary-grade kids—and it introduces the thrilling story of the Wright Brothers, flight pioneers. It's also an excellent choice to share during homeschooling, in particular for children ages 5 to 7 who are ready to read independently. It’s a fun way to keep your child engaged and as a supplement for activity books for children.

When Tom Tate hears that Wilbur and Orville Wright are building a flying machine, he can't wait to try it. Tom's dad thinks it's dangerous. Some people think the Wrights are crazy. Can Tom help the brothers get their dream off the ground?

"Children will identify with the spirit of this boy who enthusiastically volunteered to try out the glider when there wasn't enough wind to lift the grown men," commented School Library Journal, which also praised the "carefully researched" illustrations.

First Flight helps build reading confidence and pleasure while engaging young readers with compelling historical fiction.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780064442152
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 02/18/2003
Series: I Can Read Book 4 Series
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 48
Sales rank: 92,475
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)
Lexile: 580L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 11 Years

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