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Author Kraft, Betsy Harvey.

Title The fantastic Ferris Wheel : the story of inventor George Ferris / Betsy Harvey Kraft ; illustrated by Steven Salerno.

Edition First edition.
Publication Info. New York : Christy Ottaviano Books/Henry Holt and Company, 2015.
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 95th Street Juvenile Nonfiction  J 921 FER    AVAILABLE
 Naper Blvd. Juvenile Nonfiction  J 921 FER    AVAILABLE
 Nichols Juvenile Nonfiction  J 921 FER    AVAILABLE
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Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Summary "The story of George Ferris, inventor of the iconic Ferris Wheel"-- Provided by publisher.
"The World's Fair in Chicago, 1893, was to be a spectacular event: architects, musicians, artists, and inventors worked on special exhibits to display the glories of their countries. But the Fair's planners wanted something really special, something on the scale of the Eiffel Tower, which had been constructed for France's fair three years earlier. At last, engineer George Ferris had an idea--a crazy, unrealistic, gigantic idea. He would construct a twenty-six-story tall observation wheel. The planners didn't think it could be done. They called it a 'monstrosity.' It wouldn't be safe. But George fought for his design. Finally, in December 1892, with only four months to go until the fair, George was given permission to build his wheel. He had to fight the tight schedule, bad weather, and general disapproval. Against all odds, the Ferris Wheel turned out to be the talk of the Fair, and proof that dreaming big dreams could pay off. Today, George's Ferris Wheel is an icon of adventure and amusement throughout the world"-- Provided by publisher.
Audience Ages 5 to 9.
Subject Ferris, George Washington Gale, 1859-1896 -- Juvenile literature.
Inventors -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Ferris wheels -- History -- Juvenile literature.
World's Columbian Exposition (1893 : Chicago, Ill.) -- Juvenile literature.
Added Author Salerno, Steven, illustrator.
ISBN 9781627790727 (hardcover)
1627790721 (hardcover)
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