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The Resource The boy who harnessed the wind, William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer ; illustrated by Anna Hymas

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

Label
The boy who harnessed the wind
Title
The boy who harnessed the wind
Statement of responsibility
William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer ; illustrated by Anna Hymas
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
IEN/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1987-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kamkwamba, William
Dewey number
621.453096897
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
no index present
Interest level
  • MG
  • 6-8
LC call number
TJ140.K36
LC item number
A3 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Reading level
  • 5.8.
  • 5.8
  • 5.6
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Mealer, Bryan
Study program name
  • Accelerated Reader
  • Accelerated Reader AR
  • Reading Counts
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kamkwamba, William
  • Kamkwamba, William
  • Kamkwamba, William
  • Kamkwamba, William
  • Mechanical engineers
  • Inventors
  • Windmills
  • Electric power production
  • Irrigation
  • Mechanical engineers
  • Inventors
  • Windmills
  • Electric power production
  • Irrigation
  • JUVENILE NONFICTION
  • JUVENILE NONFICTION
  • JUVENILE NONFICTION
  • Electric power production
  • Inventors
  • Irrigation
  • Mechanical engineers
  • Windmills
  • Malawi
  • Mechanical engineers
  • Engineers
  • Inventors
  • Windmills
  • Irrigation
  • Electric power
Target audience
juvenile
Label
The boy who harnessed the wind, William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer ; illustrated by Anna Hymas
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn879983524
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
Young readers edition.
Extent
293 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9780803740808
Lccn
2014019191
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)879983524
Label
The boy who harnessed the wind, William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer ; illustrated by Anna Hymas
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn879983524
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
Young readers edition.
Extent
293 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9780803740808
Lccn
2014019191
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)879983524

Library Locations

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