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- Description<b>The<i>New York Times</i>bestselling memoir of the heroic young inventor who brought electricity to his Malawian village is w perfect for young readers</b> When a terrible drought struck William Kamkwamba's tiny village in Malawi, his family lost all of the season's crops, leaving them with thing to eat and thing 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's story, this is the perfect edition to read and share with the whole family.
- Author BiographyWilliam Kamkwamba recently graduated from Dartmouth College. The original version of his memoir <i>The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind</i> was a <i>New York Times</i> Bestseller and a <i>Publishers Weekly</i> Best Book of the Year. He divides his time between Malawi and San Francisco, California. Bryan Mealer is the author of <i>Muck City: Winning and Losing in Football's Forgotten Town </i>and<i> All Things Must Fight to Live, </i>which chronicled his years covering the war in the Democratic Republic of Congo as a reporter for the Associated Press and Harper's. His work has appeared in the anthology <i>Best American Travel Writing</i> and was chosen for an Overseas Press Club Award Citation. He lives in Austin, Texas.
- Author(s)Bryan Mealer,William Kamkwamba
- PublisherPenguin Putnam Inc
- Date of Publication15/01/2017
- SubjectChildren's General Non-Fiction
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- First Published2017
- ImprintDial Books for Young Readers,US
- Content Noteillustrations
- Weight454 g
- Width150 mm
- Height216 mm
- Spine25 mm
- Illustrator(s)Anna Hymas
- Format DetailsSewn,Cloth over boards
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