Race for the Sky

The Kitty Hawk Diaries of Johnny Moore

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About The Book

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!

About The Author

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Dan Gutman hated to read when he was a kid. Then he grew up. Now he writes cool books like The Kid Who Ran for President; Honus & Me; The Million Dollar Shot; Race for the Sky; and The Edison Mystery: Qwerty Stevens, Back in Time. If you want to learn more about Dan or his books, stop by his website at DanGutman.com.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (November 2003)
  • Length: 192 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780689845543
  • Grades: 5 - 9
  • Ages: 10 - 14

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Awards and Honors

  • South Carolina Book Award Nominee
  • Keystone to Reading Book Award Master List (PA)
  • CBC/NCSS Notable Social Studies Trade Book
  • Volunteer State Book Award Master List (TN)

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