Capturing an engineer's creative vision and mind for detail, this fully illustrated picture book biography sheds light on how the American inventor George Ferris defied gravity and seemingly impossible odds to invent the world's most iconic amusement park attraction, the Ferris wheel. A fun, fact-filled text by Gibbs Davis combines with Gilbert Ford's dazzling full-colour illustrations to transport readers to the 1893 World's Fair, where George Ferris and his big, wonderful wheel lifted passengers to the skies for the first time. AGES: 4-8 AUTHOR: Gibbs Davis has a gift for combining history and storytelling in a manner that relates to readers of many ages. Gibbs is an active member of the Children's Literature Network. Visit www.gibbsdavis.com. Gilbert Ford was born into a family of photographers. Instead of taking up the camera, he moved to New York to attend the prestigious Pratt Institute. His illustrations have appeared in books, magazines, newspapers, toys, billboards, and advertisements. He currently resides in Brooklyn, New York.