Race for the Sky: The Kitty Hawk Diaries of Johnny Moore

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Simon and Schuster, 2003 - Juvenile Fiction - 178 pages
Johnny Moore lives in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina at the turn of the twentieth century. He is there to witness the Wright brothers make history by becoming the first people to fly. But Johnny's life changes years before the dramatic first flight, when his mama gives him a blank book and tells him to write in it.
At first, Johnny doesn't think he has anything interesting to write about in his journal. When he does put his pencil to the paper, his spelling and grammar are terrible. But pretty soon some "dingbatters" from Ohio, called the Wright brothers, breeze into town and Johnny starts to have more of a story to tell. Before he knows it, he is writing every day, telling about helping the Wrights build their flying machine.
Over the course of three years, he forms a friendship with the odd brothers from Ohio, improves his writing and grammar quite a bit, and if he waits long enough, he might even get to fly!
 

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This book is written as the diary of Johnny Moore, from January 1, 1900 through 1908. He lives in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina and witnesses the Wright brothers make history by being the first ... Read full review

Contents

1900
3
1901
43
1902
79
THE SECRET OF FLIGHT
99
1903
115
1908
155
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Dan Gutman is the author of Qwerty Stevens, Stuck in Time with Benjamin Franklin and Qwerty Stevens, Back in Time: The Edison Mystery, as well as many other popular books for young readers, including The Kid Who Ran for President, Honus & Me, The Million Dollar Shot, and Landslide!: A Kidıs Guide to the U.S. Elections. He lives in New Jersey with his family.

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