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The Resource The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind Young Readers Edition / William Kamkwamba

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind Young Readers Edition / William Kamkwamba

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The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind Young Readers Edition / William Kamkwamba
Title
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind Young Readers Edition / William Kamkwamba
Statement of responsibility
William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer ; illustrated by Anna Hymas
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Language
eng
Summary
New York Times bestselling memoir of the heroic young inventor who brought electricity to his Malawian village is now perfect for young readers 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
Summary
An adaptation for young readers of a best-selling memoir follows the experiences of 14-year-old William Kamkwamba, who built a windmill out of junkyard scraps to bring electricity to his famine-stricken Malawi village
Storyline
Tone
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10393521
Cataloging source
BT
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1987-
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William Kamkwamba
Dewey number
509
Index
no index present
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860
Literary form
non fiction
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  • 4
  • 7
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Mealer, Bryan
  • Hymas, Anna
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True
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Juvenile Nonfiction / People & Places
Target audience
juvenile
Label
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind Young Readers Edition / William Kamkwamba
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Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300001766
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781101637425
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind Young Readers Edition / William Kamkwamba
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300001766
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781101637425
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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