The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind Picture Book Edition

Author: William Kamkwamba
Homepage 9780803735118

Stock information

General Fields

  • : $24.95(AUD)
  • : 9780803735118
  • : Penguin Publishing Group
  • : Dial Books
  • : 0.408
  • : December 2011
  • : 282mm X 236mm X 10mm
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  • : books

Special Fields

  • : William Kamkwamba
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  • : Hardback
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  • : Elizabth Zunon
  • : English
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  • : 32
  • : colour illustrations
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Barcode 9780803735118
9780803735118

Description

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 world.