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The Fantastic Ferris Wheel The Story of Inventor George Ferris The World s Fair in Chicago 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 plann

  • Title: The Fantastic Ferris Wheel: The Story of Inventor George Ferris
  • Author: Betsy Harvey Kraft Steven Salerno
  • ISBN: 9781627790727
  • Page: 306
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Fantastic Ferris Wheel: The Story of Inventor George Ferris By Betsy Harvey Kraft Steven Salerno, 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 FThe 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.

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    1. This is a review for The Fantastic Ferris Wheel The Story of Inventor George Ferris by Betsy Harvey Kraft This book is about inventor and engineer George Ferris and his contribution to the world s fair in Chicago in 1893 This book details Ferris plans to build the giant wheel that attendees of the fair could ride on to have a great view of the whole fair grounds It also tells of challenges that Ferris faced including his designed being rejected a number of times, having a limited amount of time [...]

    2. This literary nonfiction account of George Ferris and the enormous undertaking of the Ferris Wheel created for the Chicago World s Fair of 1893 will keep readers engaged as it includes many of the difficulties Ferris had to overcome in order to convince others that his creation would not only work, but also be safe for approximately 2,000 riders When as readers we are cheering Ferris on for his successful invention we are faced with yet another bump on the road, a natural disaster, a tornado tha [...]

    3. This book was very interesting I had never really thought of how the Ferris Wheel was invented it was always there at fairs, amusement parks and I never thought of the person who invented it or why it was invented I loved getting the information about something that I never gave a second thought to since it has always been there I liked learning that George Ferris came up with this idea for the World s fair in Chicago to out shine the Eiffel tower It was amazing to learn about a favorite ride of [...]

    4. The Fantastic Ferris Wheel is a nonfiction biography picture book about the inventor George Ferris and his journey that led to the creation of the Ferris wheel The book is set in Chicago 1893, during the World Fair The planners of the fair wanted to build a huge attraction, so George Ferris came up with the idea of the Ferris wheel This book is full of color and illustrations that guide readers through the journey George Ferris experienced to become the inventor of the famous Ferris wheel.

    5. This book does an excellent job in giving readers an inside look at the creation of the ferris wheel Kraft highlights the hardships and successes George Ferris experienced This book is a good resource to teach and educate children George Ferris persevered to achieve his dream The educational side of this book is very well executed and makes an easy read for students It was a work of informational writing that provided a heart warming and enjoying story.

    6. Awesome story about George Ferris s creation of Ferris Wheel, and his successes and failures throughout The illustrations in this book are incredible, detailed, and will truly keep readers engaged Children see Ferris Wheels in so many of their favorite places, and will be interested in how it came about, and how it work.

    7. Great story about George Ferris and his invention of the Ferris wheel Good background on the Columbia Exposition of 1893 as backdrop for the invention I hadn t heard the story of the high winds at the Fair damaging some exhibits, and it was dramatic to hear how the first Ferris wheel survived those winds.

    8. I enjoyed this picture books about the creation of the Ferris Wheel, but I thought there could have been information about the actual engineering of the structure I also felt the pictures seemed rushed.

    9. This story was informative while having an easy read It had a lot of good information about George Farris that children can use but did not get boring or tedious I would definitely recommend this book in a classroom.

    10. Informational Book This would be a great addition I loved the images and comparisons of sizes There were so many fun facts and great images.

    11. megan summer reading 2017, children s book, picture book, nonfiction, non fiction, history, technology, engineering, ferris wheel, world s fair, Chicago, second grade, third grade, fourth grade,

    12. this was great and very educational definite title for reader s advisory when the kids are doing their biography reports and I don t think I knew that about the Eiffel Tower

    13. I believe this book gives kids an inside look of how the ferries wheel came to be and the struggles to overcome in the process Awesome if you want to show engineering, creativity and perseverance

    14. Plot Summary and Personal Response During the early days when inventions were becoming really huge People wanted to show off what they were creating So, they would have fairs every year to display their work Architects, musicians, artists, inventors and tourists from all over the world would show up to these fairs One year a man by the name of George Ferris wanted to invent the Ferris wheel for the tourists to ride on Sadly, no one wanted to support his idea because they did not find it safe or [...]

    15. This is a case of finding the right audience for a book For me, knowing about the engineer would have been the drawing card to attract me to this title, but for others, interested in engineering and inventions, the details about George Ferris s amazing wheel that reached up 26 stories in height are what makes the book appealing The text seemed to meander a bit and contain quite a lot of information, which could attract some readers while repelling others The inclusion of the incident in which [...]

    16. This particular book caught my interest because my whole life I have been scared of riding Ferris wheels I thought it would be a good reading experience to learn about who created them and how it first began The Fantastic Ferris Wheel The Story of Inventor George Ferris by Betsy Harvey Kraft was amazingly put together and illustrated The setting takes place in Chicago of 1892 1893 at a grand fair known as Colombian Exposition of 1983 The creator of the first known ferris wheel in the story was G [...]

    17. An informative narrative non fiction story about tenacious George Ferris and his invention of the ferris wheel The background of the story sets the tone or adventure, with the challenge of Daniel Burnham to create a monument as outstanding as the Eiffel Tower designed for the previous World s Fair in France Inspired by Burnham s command, Think no little thoughts, Make big plans, resulted in George Ferris creation of the first ferris wheel for the Columbian Exposition of 1893 The bold clear illus [...]

    18. 3.5 starsIllustrations in this are delightful and add much to the sometimes long winded text The book is a great addition to a list of books on inventions or even about inventors, but there is not much info on the inventor s life save from some speculation about his early childhood s interests This is probably best as an independent read due to the length of the text and not as a classroom read aloud A fun title, though, and makes me look at Ferris Wheels in a new light note that the first one s [...]

    19. I loved reading all the details of how engineer and inventor George Ferris persuaded the 1893 World s Fair Committee that he could build this amazing thing that no one had ever built And he would make it the tallest, and he would make it safe Just imagine, for those who had not climbed a mountain, there was no way to get a view from very high except from a building At that time there weren t many what we now call skyscrapers Many, many people and parts were gathered to get this accomplished Grea [...]

    20. This one had a LOT of words like all fact books do, but if you can get someone to read it TO you, it s a real good one Because it has lots of facts about FERRIS WHEELS, and who knew they were named after some guy named Ferris I didn t.So now we need to go RIDE one of these things, and I bet there s one in Boston I bet there s a BUNCH in Boston.You know what, though I bet it doesn t go as high as the gondola at Mount Mansfield.I wonder if that was named after a guy named Gondola

    21. This is an interesting exploration into how the Ferris Wheel came into existence, though the subtitle suggests it s a biography on George Ferris, the inventor Rather, it provides very cool information on how George Ferris came to create the Ferris wheel for the 1893 Columbian Exposition, which many upper elementary school students are sure to find fascinating A brief biographical note on Ferris is included along with sources Highly recommended.

    22. Very interesting story, I mean come on you know how the Ferris Wheel was invented I didn t The really exciting part to imagine was the people attending the Worlds Fair the day of the Tornado being stuck on the ride they had waited probably hours to get on, then thinking it was their doom because they were inside the observations cars when the tornado touched ground Must have been truly terrifying

    23. This is a biography of a machine than the inventor and builder, but it is fascinating The only weakness in the book is that it gives so little actual information about George Ferris himself Still, the story of his great Wheel for the Chicago Columbian Exhibition of 1893 was very much worth reading.

    24. This was alright It was long, and didn t say much about the inventor s life It also had some speculative information that wasn t necessary, like that some famous may have ridden the wheel during the world s fair Why say so if it can t be substantiated If this was a little fun, and not as long, it might have been less tedious.

    25. It is really hard for me to get excited about a Ferris Wheel Plus, it feels a bit too long It probably would have been interesting if it had been about George Ferris and less about this invention.

    26. Ok I m a sucker for all things Chicago, but this book truly is awesome Encapsulating a huge moment in Chicago the unveiling of the mighty Ferris Wheel at the Columbian Exposition of 1983 while also showing kids that dreams can be achieved love

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