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Eddie Rickenbacker

Boy Pilot and Racer
eBook

America's World War I flying ace, winner of the Medal of Honor, and racecar driver Eddie Rickenbacker's first attempt at flight was riding his bicycle off the roof while holding an umbrella. Young Eddie, whose parents were Swiss immigrants, grew up in the Midwest in the early 20th century, worked hard to help support his family, but found time to build a “pushmobile," experience a thrilling ride in a “horseless carriage," and come face-to-face with a moving train. Young readers will gasp as he rides a runaway mining cart that jumps the tracks and cheer at Eddie's first auto racing victory. Included are fun facts about Eddie Rickenbacker's life and the America he grew up in.


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Publisher: Patria Press, Inc
Edition: Revised

OverDrive Read

  • ISBN: 9781882859832
  • Release date: September 1, 2005

EPUB eBook

  • ISBN: 9781882859832
  • File size: 10430 KB
  • Release date: September 1, 2005

Formats

OverDrive Read
EPUB eBook

Languages

English

Levels

ATOS Level:5.2
Lexile® Measure:760
Interest Level:4-8(MG)
Text Difficulty:3-4

America's World War I flying ace, winner of the Medal of Honor, and racecar driver Eddie Rickenbacker's first attempt at flight was riding his bicycle off the roof while holding an umbrella. Young Eddie, whose parents were Swiss immigrants, grew up in the Midwest in the early 20th century, worked hard to help support his family, but found time to build a “pushmobile," experience a thrilling ride in a “horseless carriage," and come face-to-face with a moving train. Young readers will gasp as he rides a runaway mining cart that jumps the tracks and cheer at Eddie's first auto racing victory. Included are fun facts about Eddie Rickenbacker's life and the America he grew up in.


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