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The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (Movie Tie-in Edition)

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (Movie Tie-in Edition)

Young Readers Edition

Illustrated by Anna Hymas

Hardcover

$18.99
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (Movie Tie-in Edition)

About the Book

Now a Netflix film starring and directed by Chiwetel Ejiofor, this is a young readers edition of a gripping memoir about survival and the perseverance of a heroic young inventor who brought electricity to his Malawian village.

Product Details

On sale: February 5, 2015
Age: 10 and up
Grade: Grade 5 & Up
Page count: 304 Pages
ISBN: 9780803740808
Reading level: Lexile: 860L

Author Bio

William Kamkwamba recently graduated from Dartmouth College. The original version of his memoir The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind was a New York Times Bestseller and a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year. He divides his time between Malawi and San Francisco, California.

Bryan Mealer is the author of Muck City and the New York Times bestseller The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, which he wrote with William Kamkwamba. Since publication, the book has received many honors and has been translated into over a dozen languages. Mealer is also the author of All Things Must Fight to Live, which chronicled his years covering the war in the Democratic Republic of Congo for Harper's and the Associated Press. His forthcoming book, The Kings of Big Spring, a multi-generational saga about his family in West Texas, will be published by Flatiron Books in early 2018. He and his family live in Austin.

Praise

"[An] inspiring story of curiosity and ingenuity." — Publishers Weekly

"This book will appeal to adults eager to impart an uplifting Third World human-interest story, but it is also sure to resonate with children who will simply love the curiosity, resilience and resourcefulness of this doughty African youth." — Wall Street Journal

"A powerful, gorgeously illustrated children's picture book." — The Boston Globe

"This is a dynamic portrait of a young person whose connection to the land, concern for his community, and drive to solve problems offer an inspiring model." — School Library Journal

"Zunon illustrates handsomely, with contrasting cut-paper-collage details and broad, sere landscapes painted in visibly textured oils." — Kirkus

"This picture book in accessible free verse will draw kids who love to construct their own engineering gadgets." — Booklist

Cooperative Children’s Book Center’s 2013 Best-of-the-year list. — CCBC