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The Fantastic Ferris Wheel: The Story of Inventor George Ferris

Author: Kraft, Betsy Harvey
Salerno, Steven (Ilt)

Publisher: Henry Holt & Company

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The Fantastic Ferris Wheel: The Story of Inventor George Ferris :

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.

Category   Subject
Children Nonfiction   History
Children Nonfiction   People & Places
Children Nonfiction   Science & Technology

ISBN 13:9781627790727
ISBN 10:1627790721
Size:11.32" l x 9.28" w x 0.49" h
Ages: 4 - 8
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