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  • Published: 19 February 2019
  • ISBN: 9780803735118
  • Imprint: Dial
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $37.00

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

Picture Book Edition



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.

  • Published: 19 February 2019
  • ISBN: 9780803735118
  • Imprint: Dial
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $37.00

About the author

William Kamkwamba

William Kamkwamba recently graduated from Dartmouth College. The original version of his memoir The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind was a New York Times Bestseller and a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year. He divides his time between Malawi and San Francisco, California.

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