The Fantastic Ferris Wheel

If you like your protagonists with a strong helping of smarts, tenacity and confidence, then this is the book for you.  Betsy Harvey Kraft follows the remarkable story of George Ferris as he builds the first (wait for it…) Ferris wheel (see it now?), which debuted at the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair.  It’s great fun to go back in time and see how this engineering marvel got its dramatic start, and the beautifully detailed illustrations by Steven Salerno put you right in the heart of the excitement.


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