Mr. Ferris and His Wheel

Mr. Ferris and His Wheel


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Capturing an engineer’s creative vision and mind for detail, this fully illustrated picture book biography sheds light on how the American inventor George Ferris defied gravity and seemingly impossible odds to invent the world’s most iconic amusement park attraction, the Ferris wheel.
     A fun, fact-filled text by Kathryn Gibbs Davis combines with Gilbert Ford’s dazzling full-color illustrations to transport readers to the 1893 World’s Fair, where George Ferris and his big, wonderful wheel lifted passengers to the skies for the first time.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780547959221
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 09/02/2014
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 73,418
Product dimensions: 10.10(w) x 10.20(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile: 900L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Kathryn Gibbs Davis has a gift for combining history and storytelling in a manner that relates to readers of many ages. Kathryn is an active member of the Children’s Literature Network. Visit

Gilbert Ford was born into a family of photographers. Instead of taking up the camera, he moved to New York to attend the prestigious Pratt Institute. His illustrations have appeared in books, magazines, newspapers, toys, billboards, and advertisements. He currently resides in Brooklyn, New York. Visit

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Mr. Ferris and His Wheel 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
daulat More than 1 year ago
The writing is clear and the illustrations backing up the words are superb. I took the Ferris Wheel for granted until I learned how much hard work and perseverance went into making it real. And now, I can't imagine any sprightly venue without a Ferris Wheel!!