The boy who harnessed the wind / William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer ; pictures by Elizabeth Zunon

Author(s): Kamkwamba, William, 1987-
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Subjects: Mechanical engineers--Malawi--Biography--Juvenile literature
Windmills--Malawi--Juvenile literature
Electric power production--Malawi--Juvenile literature
Irrigation--Malawi--Juvenile literature
Kamkwamba, William, 1987---Juvenile literature
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Juvenile
Published: New York : Dial Books for Young Readers, c2012
LC Classification: T, TJ
Physical Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 29 cm
Additional Authors: Mealer, Bryan
Ill : Zunon, Elizabeth
Notes: LCCN: 2011021536
ISBN: 9780803735118 (hardback : acid-free paper)
ISBN: 0803735111 (hardback : acid-free paper)
Summary: "When 14-year-old William Kamkwamba's Malawi village was hit by a drought in 2001, everyone's crops began to fail. His family didn't have enough money for food, let alone school, so William spent his days in the library. He came across a book on windmills and figured out how to build a windmill that could bring electricity to his village. Everyone thought he was crazy but William persevered and managed to create a functioning windmill out of junkyard scraps. Several years later he figured out how to use the windmill for irrigation purposes"-- Provided by publisher
IMC copy purchased with monies from the Richard & Dorothy Duncan Fund
Donation Info: Donor : Duncan, Richard
Donor : Duncan, Dorothy
OCLC Number: 731911797
ISBN/ISSN: 9780803735118