Penguin.com (usa)

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

Young Readers Edition

William Kamkwamba - Author

Bryan Mealer - Author

Elizabeth Zunon - Illustrator

Hardcover | $17.99 | add to cart | view cart
ISBN 9780803735118 | 32 pages | 19 Jan 2012 | Dial | 9.25 x 6.25in | 6 - 8 years
Summary of The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind Summary of The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind Reviews for The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind An Excerpt from The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind
When fourteen-year-old William Kamkwamba's Malawi village was hit by a drought, everyone's crops began to fail. Without enough money for food, let alone school, William spent his days in the library . . . and figured out how to bring electricity to his village. Persevering against the odds, William built a functioning windmill out of junkyard scraps, and thus became the local hero who harnessed the wind.

Lyrically told and gloriously illustrated, this story will inspire many as it shows how - even in the worst of times - a great idea and a lot of hard work can still rock the world.


To keep up-to-date, input your email address, and we will contact you on publication

Please alert me via email when:


The author releases another book