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Mr. Ferris and his wheel

by Davis, Kathryn Gibbs,

Format: Print Book 2014
Availability: Available at 22 Libraries 23 of 28 copies
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Summary
Capturing an engineer's creative vision and mind for detail, this fully illustrated picture book biography sheds light on how the American inventor George Ferris defied gravity and seemingly impossible odds to invent the world's most iconic amusement park attraction, the Ferris wheel.
nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; A fun, fact-filled text by Kathryn Gibbs Davis combines with Gilbert Ford's dazzling full-color illustrations to transport readers to the 1893 World's Fair, where George Ferris and his big, wonderful wheel lifted passengers to the skies for the first time.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* Ten months before the 1893 Chicago World's Fair, there was still no centerpiece to rival that of the previous fair's Eiffel Tower. Enter young engineer George Washington Gale Ferris Jr., who had a vision of a structure not only tall but also rigged for motion. Having no better choices, fair organizers begrudgingly accepted his proposal but offered not a cent of funding. With but four months to go, George scrambled for funding and materials, most of it a newfangled metal called steel, including a 70-ton axle, the largest piece of steel ever forged. The harried workers struggled with frozen Chicago ground, unexpected quicksand, more than 100,000 parts, and, most of all, the derision of onlookers who found the spindly-looking contraption undignified and sure to collapse in high winds. But it didn't rather, it ascended heavenward into both day and night skies, offering unparalleled views from its posh living-room-sized passenger cars. Like Mr. Ferris' invention, Davis' picture-book bio soars, inspires, and keeps (the pages) ever turning, matching the gregarious text to smaller, often tech-based side comments. Ford's impressionistic, wine-colored washes blend a fantastical mood with a staggering sense of mechanical scale. It's tough to awe readers with a ride with which they are so familiar, but Davis and Ford pull it off. Grab your tickets; here we go.--Kraus, Daniel Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "With the 1893 Chicago World's Fair on the horizon, American engineer George Washington Gale Ferris Jr. won a design contest for what would become the Ferris wheel, a "structure that would dazzle and move, not just stand still like the Eiffel Tower" (the star of the previous World Fair). Despite naysayers ("It's undignified," grouses one onlooker), George and his crew plowed forward with plans for the giant, circular steel structure, unveiling the machine at the fair's opening. Davis delivers a tense and satisfying underdog story, while Ford creates a stylized 19th-century landscape, setting impressionistic backgrounds against the hard-edged geometric shapes of the wheel and other structures, colored in deep, subdued blues and violets. Direct quotations and captions explaining historical detail keep the context of the story in sharp focus. Ages 4-8. Author's agent: Jodi Reamer, Writers House. Illustrator's agent: Steven Malk, Writers House. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Ferris, George Washington Gale, -- 1859-1896 -- Juvenile literature.
Ferris, George Washington Gale, -- 1859-1896.
World's Columbian Exposition -- (1893 : -- Chicago, Ill.) -- Juvenile literature.
World's Columbian Exposition -- (1893 : -- Chicago, Ill.)
Civil engineers -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Inventors -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Ferris wheels -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Structural engineers.
Civil engineers.
Inventors.
Ferris wheels.
Publisher New York, New York :2014
Other Titles Ferris and his wheel
Contributors Ford, Gilbert, illustrator.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN 9780547959221
0547959222
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