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The boy who harnessed the wind / William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer ; illustrated by Anna Hymas.

Kamkwamba, William 1987- (author.). Mealer, Bryan (author.). Hymas, Anna (illustrator.).

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  • 83 of 105 copies available at NC Cardinal. (Show)
  • 1 of 2 copies available at Harnett County Library System.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Dunn Public Library J B KAMKWAMBA Kam (Text) 33436001615795 Juvenile Biography In process -
Harnett County Main Library J B KAMKWAMBA Kam (Text) 33630004683921 Juvenile Biography Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 0147510422
  • ISBN: 9780147510426
  • ISBN: 0803740808
  • ISBN: 9780803740808
  • Physical Description: 293 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color), map ; 22 cm
  • Edition: Young readers edition.
  • Publisher: New York, New York : Dial Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) Inc., [2015]

Content descriptions

General Note: Accelerated Reader AR MG 5.8 9 171666.
Formatted Contents Note: Chapter 1 When Magic Ruled the World 4 -- Chapter 2 Khamba 36 -- Chapter 3 Discovering a Thing Called Science 45 -- Chapter 4 Uncertain Life of an African Farmer.62 -- Chapter 5 Malawi Begins to Starve 69 -- Chapter 6 My School Assignment 99 -- Chapter 7 A Time of Dying 114 -- Chapter 8 Twenty Days 126 -- Chapter 9 Library 137 -- Chapter 10 Harvest Time 163 -- Chapter 11 Windmill Comes to Life 187 -- Chapter 12 Bigger and Brighter 208 -- Chapter 13 Restless Inventor 226 -- Chapter 14 World Discovers Wimbe 242 -- Chapter 15 Meeting Ted and Tom 260.
Summary, etc.: 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.
Target Audience Note:
860L Lexile
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 5.8 9 171666.
Subject: Irrigation Malawi Juvenile literature
Electric power production Malawi Juvenile literature
Windmills Malawi Juvenile literature
Inventors Malawi Biography Juvenile literature
Mechanical engineers Malawi Biography Juvenile literature
Kamkwamba, William 1987- Juvenile literature
Genre: Young adult fiction.
Biographies.
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