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The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind : Young Readers Edition

Discover the incredible story of an African teenager who built a windmill from scraps, creating electricity for his home and village. Witness how his ingenuity improved lives for himself and his neighbors.

 

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【Product Information】

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

When a terrible drought struck William Kamkwamba’s tiny village in Malawi, his family lost all of the season’s crops, leaving them with nothing to eat and nothing to sell. William began to explore science books in his village library, looking for a solution. There, he came up with the idea that would change his family’s life forever: he could 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.

Retold for a younger audience, this exciting memoir shows how, even in a desperate situation, one boy’s brilliant idea can light up the world. Complete with photographs, illustrations, and an epilogue that will bring readers up to date on William’s story, this is the perfect edition to read and share with the whole family.

 

【Author Information】

William Kamkwamba

William Kamkwamba was born August 5, 1987 in Malawi, and grew up on his family farm in Wimbe, two and half hours northeast of Malawi’s capital city. William was educated at Wimbe Primary School, completing 8th grade and was then accepted to secondary school. Due to severe famine in 2001-2002, his family lacked funds to pay $80 in school fees and William was forced to drop out in his freshman year. For five years he was unable to go to school.

 

Weight 0.25 kg
Dimensions 13.8 × 2 × 19.7 cm
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Date Published

05/01/2016

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Paperback

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ISBN/Ean

9780147510426

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Pages

304

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the boy who harnessed the wind : young readers edition
The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind : Young Readers Edition

RM38.70

Available on backorder