Boy who harnessed the wind


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

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UPC2030310000473
Author Bryan Mealer & William Kamkwamba
ISBN 9781984816122
Weight (kg) 0.4
Publisher Penguin Putnam Inc
Age range 9 to 12 Years
SKU2030310000473

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.

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