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Author Kamkwamba, William, 1987- author.

Title The boy who harnessed the wind / William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer ; illustrated by Anna Hymas.

Publication Info. New York : Dial Books for Young Readers, [2015]

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Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Children's Non-fiction    j 92 Kamkwamba,W KAM    Available
 GDL Montrose Library Children's Non-fiction    j 92 Kamkwamba,W KAM    Available
 GDL Montrose Library Children's Non-fiction    j 92 Kamkwamba,W KAM    Available
Edition Young readers edition.
Description 293 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations, map ; 22 cm
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Summary 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.
Study Program Accelerated Reader 5.8.
Accelerated Reader AR MG 5.8 9.0 171666.
Reading Counts 6-8 5.6 15.
Reading Counts RC 6-8 5.6 15 Quiz: 65445.
Contents When Magic Ruled the World -- Khamba -- Discovering a Thing Called Science -- The Uncertain Life of an African Farmer. 62 -- Malawi Begins to Starve -- My School Assignment -- A Time of Dying -- Twenty Days -- The Library -- Harvest Time -- The Windmill Comes to Life -- Bigger and Brighter -- The Restless Inventor -- The World Discovers Wimbe -- Meeting Ted and Tom.
Subject Kamkwamba, William, 1987- -- Juvenile literature.
Mechanical engineers -- Malawi -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Inventors -- Malawi -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Windmills -- Malawi -- Juvenile literature.
Electric power production -- Malawi -- Juvenile literature.
Irrigation -- Malawi -- Juvenile literature.
Kamkwamba, William, 1987-
Mechanical engineers.
Inventors -- Malawi.
Windmills -- Malawi.
Electric power production -- Malawi.
Irrigation -- Malawi.
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
Added Author Mealer, Bryan.
ISBN 9780803740808 (hardcover)
0803740808 (hardcover)
9780147510426
0147510422
9781518210617 (Paw Prints)
1518210619 (Paw Prints)

 
    
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