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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
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
  • photographs
Index
no index present
LC call number
TJ140.K36
LC item number
A3 2015
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
Target audience
juvenile
Label
The boy who harnessed the wind, William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer ; illustrated by Anna Hymas
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Funds for the purchase of this item donated by FCPL Friends & Advocates
  • When magic ruled the world -- Khamba -- Discovering a thing called science -- The uncertain life of an African farmer -- Malawi begins to starve -- My school assignment -- A time of dying -- Twenty days -- The library -- Harvest time -- The windmill comes to life -- Bigger and brighter -- The restless inventor -- The world discovers Wimbe -- Meeting Ted and Tom
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
Young readers edition.
Extent
293 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780803740808
Lccn
2014019191
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), photographs, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)879983524
  • (OCoLC)ocn879983524
  • 450927
Label
The boy who harnessed the wind, William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer ; illustrated by Anna Hymas
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Funds for the purchase of this item donated by FCPL Friends & Advocates
  • When magic ruled the world -- Khamba -- Discovering a thing called science -- The uncertain life of an African farmer -- Malawi begins to starve -- My school assignment -- A time of dying -- Twenty days -- The library -- Harvest time -- The windmill comes to life -- Bigger and brighter -- The restless inventor -- The world discovers Wimbe -- Meeting Ted and Tom
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
Young readers edition.
Extent
293 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780803740808
Lccn
2014019191
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), photographs, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)879983524
  • (OCoLC)ocn879983524
  • 450927

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