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    DescriptionWhen fourteen-year-old William Kamkwamba's Malawi village was hit by a drought, everyone's crops began to fail. Without enough money for food, let alone school, William spent his days in the library . . . and figured out how to bring electricity to his village. Persevering against the odds, William built a functioning windmill out of junkyard scraps, and thus became the local hero who harnessed the wind. Lyrically told and gloriously illustrated, this story will inspire many as it shows how - even in the worst of times - a great idea and a lot of hard work can still rock the world.

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    The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) William Kamkwamba, By (author) Bryan Mealer, Illustrated by Elizabeth Zunon
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 32
    Width: 236 mm
    Height: 282 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 408 g
    ISBN 13: 9780803735118
    ISBN 10: 0803735111

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: Y4.0
    BIC subject category V2: YQH, YNM, YQT
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1H
    BIC subject category V2: YQS, YNT
    B&T Merchandise Category: JUV
    DC22: B
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 84
    B&T General Subject: 213
    Ingram Subject Code: C4
    Ingram Theme: CULT/SAFRIC
    Libri: I-C4
    BISAC V2.8: JNF007050, JNF061000, JNF007090
    B&T Book Type: EN
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 12860
    B&T Approval Code: X01525000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: A8
    LC subject heading: , ,
    BISAC V2.8: JNF038010
    B&T Approval Code: X01620000
    BISAC V2.8: JNF051090
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 621.4/53096897
    LC classification: TJ140.K36 A3 2012
    LC subject heading: , , , , , ,
    DC21: 621.45309689
    Thema V1.0: YNM, YNT, YPMT
    Edition statement
    Illustrations note
    colour illustrations
    Dial Books
    Imprint name
    Dial Books
    Publication date
    19 January 2012
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Author Information
    William Kamkwamba (williamkamkwamba.typepad.com) currently attends Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire. Bryan Mealer (www.bryanmealer.com) lives in Brooklyn, New York. The original version of their "Boy Who Harnessed the Wind" was a New York Times Bestseller and a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year. Elizabeth Zunon grew up on the Ivory Coast, West Africa, and now lives in Albany, New York.
    Review quote
    "A powerful, gorgeously illustrated children's picture book."--The Boston Globe