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Ferris Wheel!

George Ferris and His Amazing Invention

Series: Genius at Work! Great Inventor Biographies

By Dani Sneed

Though Ferris wheels are a staple at every fair and amusement park today, the man whose name they carry was at first ridiculed for proposing the idea for the World’s Fair in Chicago in 1893. A feat of human engineering and creativity, the original Ferris wheel, at 250 feet tall, was larger than any Ferris wheel in the western hemisphere today. In this fact-filled biography, author Dani Sneed describes how the visionary George Ferris overcame great obstacles to build his dream.

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Reviews

"Great addition for a study unit on inventors."

Delaware County Library System, May 2008

"These books are easy to read and full of enough facts to make a solid basis for research . . ."

School Library Journal, July 2008

"This chapter book will appeal to history lovers and budding engineers."

Children's Literature

"Very comprehensive for this age level. A well written story . . ."

Southern Maine Library District, January 9, 2009

"These books present the lives of three very different inventors . . . the stories are inspiring."

The Horn Book Guide, Fall 2008

"Written in an easy to follow style with lots of pictures this book is sure to be a winner with young inventors and students who are just curious as to how something was thought of . . . A wonderful addition to a library collection."

South Sound Book Review Council, December 15, 2008

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