The engaging biographies in the Famous Inventors series breathe new life into students' and teachers' perennial favorites, offering an up-to-date perspective on inventors who changed our world. Each book is crammed with anecdotes and details about the inventor's journey from childhood curiosity to adult genius. Simple explanations, lots of photos, and colorful layouts make the inventors' lives and work accessible to young minds. Perfect for reports and for pleasure reading, each book includes a timeline, words to know, a further reading list with Internet addresses, and an index.In celebration of the centennial of the Wright brothers' historic flight, author Carin T. Ford has crafted a concise and impressively complete account of the two curious -- and mischievous -- schoolboys who grew into mechanical wizards. This beautifully designed easy reader fills children's need for fun facts and captures all the excitement of Orville and Wilbur's journey to flight.