How lucky are we??? It’s a book birthday for THE STORY OF THE WRIGHT BROTHERS and WE are getting the gift, thanks to author Annette Whipple. She is offering a giveaway of a copy of this fabulous new chapter book!
THE STORY OF THE WRIGHT BROTHERS: A BIOGRAPHY BOOK FOR NEW READERS
Written by Annette Whipple
Published by Rockridge Press (Today!)
Themes: Inventors, perseverance, airplanes
Synopsis: From Amazon:
Discover the lives of Wilbur and Orville Wright
A story about making ideas take flight
The Wright brothers were the first people ever to build and fly an airplane, doing what many people at the time didn’t think was possible. Before they made history with their airplane, Wilbur and Orville were curious kids who loved learning about the world around them and how it worked. They fell in love with the idea of flying and taught themselves everything they needed to know to make their dream come true.
Explore how the Wright brothers went from young boys growing up in Ohio to world-famous inventors, aviators, and businessmen. How will their hard work and big imaginations inspire you?
The Story of the Wright Brothers includes:
- Lasting change―Learn about how the Wright brothers’ inventions changed how we live today.
- Helpful glossary―Find definitions for someen of the more advanced words and ideas in the book.
- Visual timeline―Watch the Wright brothers progress from curious kids to famous flyers.
Explore how Wilbur and Orville brought their dreams to life in this fun and colorful biography for kids.
The book launches TODAY! And I can’t wait to give my copy to my 11-year old grandson who wants to be a pilot! I love how the book encourages kids to interact with it.
And I love how it’s informational, but also a real story that engages kids.
This is a book for curious kids…and for kids who don’t even know they are curious.
I know that some of you have done Work-For-Hire books…but many others have questions about it. And fortunately, this book was a WFH and luckily, Annette stopped by to fill us in on how it happened for her.
ANNETTE: I loved researching and writing about the Wright brothers. I didn’t know a lot about them before I was asked by Callisto Media/Rockridge Press to write The Story of the Wright Brothers.
It was a work-for-hire (WFH) project, so the publisher came up with the idea and hired me to write it. (Curious about WFH? Learn more about work-for-hire here. [https://www.annettewhipple.com/2019/01/writing-for-educational-market.html]) My editor had a detailed vision for the book and provided an outline. My own research took me down some additional rabbit trails, but most of the final book was based on the editor’s outline about Wilbur and Orville Wright.
It was an awe-inspiring moment when I realized Wilbur Wright was born the very same year as Laura Ingalls Wilder: 1867. As I learned about how the Wright brothers grew up, I often thought about how different Laura’s childhood was as a pioneer on the American frontier. Wilbur and Orville grew up to invent the first airplane (which makes them pioneers of a different kind). Laura wrote about her childhood in the Little House books.
The Story of the Wright Brothers comes out on July 28. Just a week later, my book The Laura Ingalls Wilder Companion: A Chapter-by-Chapter Guide releases on August 4. It’s a great time to be curious and learn about how these pioneers (of different kinds) became part of American history.
Wow…this is great, Annette. Thank you so much. We are all grateful that you shared with us!
And now, to my dear readers: To be entered for a chance to win a copy of this fabulous book, please leave a comment and share the post on your social media channels. In your comment, maybe you can tell us about your first plane ride…mine was the day I got married and left for St. Thomas with my husband for our honeymoon.
If you can’t wait to see if you will be the lucky winner, please order a copy here, or from your local indie bookstore. And don’t forget that reviews on Amazon and other sites are extremely important for authors!
And please make sure to be back here on Saturday, August 1 for a fabulous Will Write for Cookies Q&A with author Annette Whipple! She’ll be sharing some of her writing journey and news about her OTHER new book: THE LAURA INGALLS WILDER COMPANION.