The Flyer Flew!

The Invention of the Airplane

From the Series On My Own Science

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

Tells the story of the Wright Brothers’ invention of the airplane, climaxing in the triumphant first flight of the Flyer at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, in 1903.

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Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 4
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Science
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Brand On My Own Books
Imprint Millbrook Press ™
Language English
Publication Date 2008-01-01
Text Type Narrative Nonfiction
BISACS JNF051010, JNF051170
Dewey 629.13'0092'273
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Guided Reading Level O
ATOS Reading Level 3.2
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 102983
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Awards, Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, and Reviewed


  • Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year, Winner, 2006


Library Media Connection

“On My Own Science is an accessible, informative series for middle and upper elementary students. . . this series would be a beneficial addtion to most school libraries. . .”
Library Media Connection

School Library Journal

“Hill ably conveys complex physics concepts such as lift in mostly clear explanations, which are extended in color diagrams. . . this title offers a compelling view of engineering feats, a welcome approach for the target audience.”
School Library Journal

Through the Looking Glass Children's Book Review

“Young readers will be intrigued. . .”
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Author: Lee Sullivan Hill

Lee Sullivan Hill has written over twenty books for children.

Illustrator: Craig Orback

Craig Orback is a freelance children's book illustrator living in the Northwest and received his B.F.A. in illustration from Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle in 1998. He has illustrated Nature's Paintbox, The Can Man, Keeping The Promise: A Torah's Journey, and other award-winning children's books. He teaches children's book illustration and oil painting at several local colleges. In his free time he enjoys painting landscapes and sharing his books with kids during school and library visits.