When Tom Tate hears that Wilbur and Orville Wright are building a flying machine, he can't wait to try it. Tom's dad thinks it's dangerous. Some people think the Wrights are crazy. Can Tom help the brothers get their dream off the ground?
Tom Tate was a real boy. He was born in Kitty Hawk, North Caroline in 1888 and met Wilbur and Orville Wright when the brothers first came to Kitty Hawk in 1900. George Shea’s careful research for this book included interviews with Tom Tate’s son.