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THE GREAT WHEEL by Robert Lawson


by Robert Lawson

Pub Date: Aug. 19th, 1957
ISBN: 0802777058
Publisher: Viking

The last book to appear by the late Robert Lawson, The Great Wheel is the story of Cornelius Kilroy, a twelve year old lad in Ireland, who follows his aunt's advice to keep his face to the sunset and follow the evening star. The author's black and white drawings follow the boy to New York and thence to Chicago where he works with his uncle constructing the Ferris Wheel for the Chicago World's Fair in 1893. Portrayal of the determined newcomer in the New World is convincing. Conn's romance with the pretty little German girl whom he meets on the boat means a new life for him after the wheel is a success.