Wilbur, Orville . . . and Simone

By Bill Eckert

  • Release Date : 2016-05-20
  • Genre : Art History
  • FIle Size : 0.78 MB


Wilbur, Orville . . . and Simone In this heartwarming historical fiction story, after Wilbur saves her life, the permanently injured seagull Simone helps the Wright Brothers learn to fly. You get the expert gulls-eye view of humans achieving what most consider impossible. Step by step, Simone guides Will and Orv from steering a kite through kiting a glider, manned glider flight, and finally, powered flight. The action is real history, and the gull-to-man dialogue is both aeronautically insightful and emotionally sensitive. As Simone says, After all, these guys were only human. You go, gull!


  • Wilbur, Orville ... and Simone

    By RVK41
    A most enjoyable read, during which I learned details of the genius flying Wright Brothers and their flying machines I hadn't previously known.