Will and Orv

From the Series On My Own History

  • Interest Level: Grade 2 - Grade 4   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

Johnny Moore watched as the amazing airplane moved along the track. He wondered if the Flyer would make it off the ground and if the pilot would be able to stay in control. then suddenly it was up—soaring into the strong winds before plunging back to the ground. The flight of the Flyer had lasted only a few seconds, but it had flown! This historic 12-second ride will always be remembered as the first engine-powered flight. Young Johnny Moore was one of only five witnesses to Wilbur and Orville Wright’s magical first. This is the story of that first flight and of the young boy who helped the Wrights make history.

Format Your Price
Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 4
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Nonfiction
Category 5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Narrative Nonfiction, Social Studies
Copyright 1991
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Brand On My Own Books
Imprint First Avenue Editions ™, Millbrook Press ™
Language English
Number of Pages 48
Publication Date 1991-08-01
Reading Counts! Level 3.9
Text Type Narrative Nonfiction
BISACS JNF025210, JNF007090, JNF061010
Dewey 629.13'0092'2
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 5.875 x 8.5
Lexile 560
Guided Reading Level N
ATOS Reading Level 2.9
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 6700
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
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Mailbox Magazine

“Based on historical records, this fictionalized history shows the Wright brother’s flight through Johnny’s eyes.” — Mailbox Magazine

Reading Teacher

“. . .Distinctively illustrated . . .” —The Reading Teacher

School Library Journal

“. . .Emphasis is on the drama and excitement of the flight itself. Watercolor illustrations are true to the time and place. . .” —School Library Journal

Illustrator: Janet A. Schulz

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On My Own History

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