The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

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When 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 more

Product details

  • 6-8
  • Hardback | 32 pages
  • 236.22 x 281.94 x 12.7mm | 453.59g
  • Dial Books
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • colour illustrations
  • 0803735111
  • 9780803735118
  • 65,056

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"A powerful, gorgeously illustrated children's picture book."--The Boston Globeshow more

About William Kamkwamba

William Kamkwamba ( currently attends Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire. Bryan Mealer ( 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 in Ivory Coast, West Africa, and now lives in Albany, New more