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ISBN13: 9780802777058
ISBN10: 0802777058
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"Your fortune lies to the west. Keep your face to the sunset . . . and one day youll ride the greatest wheel in all the world.” When Aunt Honora reads this fortune in his tea leaves, Conn Kilroy knows he is destined for greater things than his small Irish village can offer. A letter from his uncle Michael in America offering Conn a partnership in his New York contracting company sets Conn on his western adventure. Just a few short months later Conns Uncle Patrick lures him even farther west to Chicago, where they join the hardworking crew building what some called Ferriss Folly—the first Ferris wheel—then  the largest wheel in the world and the showpiece of Chicagos 1893 Worlds Columbian Exposition.

About the Author

Robert Lawson worked as a commercial artist before turning to the world of childrens books. He began his career as an illustrator but soon became a writer as well. He was awarded the Caldecott Medal for They Were Strong and Good in 1941, and in 1945 he was awarded the Newbery Medal for Rabbit Hill. The Great Wheel was Mr. Lawsons last book. He died in 1957.

Richard Peck is the author of the Newbery Medal Winner A Year Down Yonder, as well as Fair Weather, a novel of the 1893 Worlds Columbian Expostion.

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bltdjohn, January 29, 2009 (view all comments by bltdjohn)
A great piece of children's literature for kids from 10 to adult. A memorable piece of historical fiction, this Robert Lawson classic deserved the Newbery Medal for 1957. It was named as a Newbery Honor Book. Conn, an Irish lad, follows his fortune west to "ride the greatest wheel in all the world." Great characters and living history make this a wonderfully rich read. Discover Chicago's 1892 World's Columbian Exposition and the original colossal Ferris Wheel.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780802777058
Foreword:
Lawson, Robert
Author:
Peck, Richard
Illustrator:
Lawson, Robert
Foreword by:
Peck, Richard
Foreword:
Peck, Richard
Author:
Lawson, Robert
Author:
Peck, Richard
Publisher:
Walker & Company
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Literature - Classics / Contemporary
Subject:
Emigration and immigration
Subject:
Immigrants
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Irish americans
Subject:
Childrens classics
Subject:
Historical - United States - 19th Century
Subject:
Science & Technology
Edition Description:
Middle-Grade Fiction
Publication Date:
20041031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 5
Language:
English
Illustrations:
, Y
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
7.62 x 5.19 x 0.525 in
Age Level:
09-12

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