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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
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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
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
Tone
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10393521
Cataloging source
IEN/DLC
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
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
860
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 4
  • 7
Reading level
  • 5.8.
  • 5.8
  • 5.6
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Study program name
  • Accelerated Reader
  • Accelerated Reader AR
  • Reading Counts
Target audience
juvenile
Label
The boy who harnessed the wind, William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer ; illustrated by Anna Hymas
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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
5713691
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
Young readers edition.
Extent
293 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9780147510426
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
5713691
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
Young readers edition.
Extent
293 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9780147510426
Lccn
2014019191
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)879983524

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