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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 (Added Author). Hymas, Anna (Added Author).

Available copies

  • 9 of 12 copies available at Sage Library System. (Show)
  • 1 of 2 copies available at Union County Public Libraries. (Show)
  • 1 of 2 copies available at Cook Memorial Library - La Grande .

Current holds

1 current hold with 12 total copies.

Summary:

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.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Cook Memorial Library - La Grande J 621.45 Kam (Text) 35178001510141 Juvenile Non-Fiction Book None 06/06/2015 On holds shelf -
Cook Memorial Library - La Grande YA 621.45 Kam (Text) 35178001815177 Young Adult Non-Fiction Book Branch_Only_3months 08/28/2020 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780803740808
  • ISBN: 0803740808
  • ISBN: 9780147510426
  • ISBN: 0147510422
  • ISBN: 9781984816122
  • ISBN: 1984816128 
  • 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:
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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:
920L Lexile.
Subject: Kamkwamba, William, 1987-
Mechanical engineers > Malawi > Biography.
Inventors > Malawi > Biography.
Windmills > Malawi.
Electric power production > Malawi.
Irrigation > Malawi.

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