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The Resource The boy who harnessed the wind, William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer ; illustrated by Anna Hymas

The boy who harnessed the wind, William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer ; illustrated by Anna Hymas

Label
The boy who harnessed the wind
Title
The boy who harnessed the wind
Statement of responsibility
William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer ; illustrated by Anna Hymas
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this memoir adapted for young readers, William Kamkwamba describes the drought that struck his tiny village in Malawi, his subsequent interest in science, and his idea to 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
Summary
An adaptation for young readers of a best-selling memoir follows the experiences of 14-year-old William Kamkwamba, who built a windmill out of junkyard scraps to bring electricity to his famine-stricken Malawi village
Storyline
Tone
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10393521
Cataloging source
IEN/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1987-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kamkwamba, William
Dewey number
621.453096897
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
860
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 4
  • 7
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Mealer, Bryan
  • Hymas, Anna
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kamkwamba, William
  • Mechanical engineers
  • Inventors
  • Windmills
  • Electric power production
  • Irrigation
  • Kamkwamba, William
  • Mechanical engineers
  • Inventors
  • Windmills
  • Electric power production
  • Irrigation
  • Kamkwamba, William
  • Electric power production
  • Inventors
  • Irrigation
  • Mechanical engineers
  • Windmills
  • Malawi
Target audience
juvenile
Label
The boy who harnessed the wind, William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer ; illustrated by Anna Hymas
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn879983524
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
Young readers edition.
Extent
293 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780803740808
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014019191
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), map
System control number
(OCoLC)879983524
Label
The boy who harnessed the wind, William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer ; illustrated by Anna Hymas
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn879983524
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
Young readers edition.
Extent
293 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780803740808
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014019191
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), map
System control number
(OCoLC)879983524

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