The Kite that Bridged Two Nations

Posted by on August 5, 2014 in All Books, Early Elementary, Picture Books, Preschool, Read-Alouds

The Kite that Bridged Two Nations

Can a kite really bridge two nations?  Homan Walsh wonders the same thing.  But Homan loves to fly kites, so when he finds out about a contest for kite flyers, he is ready to compete.

The winner will receive $10 and the honor of determining the place to build a bridge between the U.S. and Canada near Niagara Falls.

Based on a true story, The Kite that Bridged Two Nations by Alexis O’Neill tells the story of the bridge from Homan’s perspective.  It’s an interesting story – made even more so by the Author’s Note at the back explaining which facts are true, and which are fiction.

Recommended for ages 4 – 10.

1 Comment

  1. We read this book last year as a part of our US history. We found it fascinating that he spent all of his adult life in Lincoln. Always love reading the afterwards in stories based on true stories in history.

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