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The Great Wheel


Author(s):Robert Lawson
Illustrator(s):Robert Lawson
Publisher(s): The Viking Press
Year Published: 1957
Type: Hardcover
Genre: American
Boys Growing Up
Fiction - novel
Girls Growing Up
Historical Fiction – Civil War
Trucks/Cars/Big Machines
Age Range: Ages 7-9: Short Chapter Books
Pages: 188
This is an All-Time Great Children's Book (ATGCB)
LCCN: 57004074
OCLC: 224512
Award(s): Newbery Honor Book (1958)


Eighteen-year-old Conn leaves Ireland and sails to America, where he helps build the first Ferris wheel for the World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893.  The Junior Literary Guild edition has a library binding.  A prepublication binding in yellow cloth without stamping on the spine has also been seen. 

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