Helicopters

Helicopters

by Darlene R. Stille
     
 

Completely redesigned for today's young, investigative reader, True Books are an indispensable addition to any collection. Each book guides the reader through the facts that nurture their need to know.

The new, dynamic True Book design features:
-- an inviting and interactive page format
-- a readable and attractive typeface
-- large, bold, and brilliant

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Completely redesigned for today's young, investigative reader, True Books are an indispensable addition to any collection. Each book guides the reader through the facts that nurture their need to know.

The new, dynamic True Book design features:
-- an inviting and interactive page format
-- a readable and attractive typeface
-- large, bold, and brilliant full-color photographs

The True Books series takes the young reader beyond the standard, fact-filled text by adding avenues for further discovery. Each book includes a variety of sidebars, highlighting extra facts that will fascinate children. In the Important Words section, young readers will find a glossary of words that will both challenge and expand their vocabulary. Each book includes a To Find Out More section, where every curious reader can find a list of related books to read and organizations to contact.

True Books also point readers to the vast electronic universe of information on the Internet. Each book will list:
-- e-mail addresses to help the reader contact individuals and organizations
-- appropriate newsgroups and mailing lists
-- FTP sites to download fun and useful software

Begun in the 1950s, True Books are universally embraced as the definitive nonfiction series for young readers. Now in its third incarnation, the True Books series has once again evolved to meet the needs and tastes of modern readers and educators.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
Right up front, author Stille, invites readers to answer the question, "What's that noise?" Commands of "listen," "look," and "feel" set a quick pace for the learning to come. Well-organized material states the ins and outs of helicopters. How they fly, why they fly, where they go, and how they help people are some of the questions answered. Fascinating photos of various types of helicopters are ones readers will look at over and over. Bright red or yellow headings present readers with an enjoyable reason to read the pages. Of special interest is a photo of one of the first helicopters flown in the U.S. Midway through the book the participatory text says, "Let's take a ride." Working "choppers" include ones used to spray fields, monitor traffic, fight fires, launch missiles, and haul passengers from one place to another. A robot helicopter and a V/STOL helicopter are featured at the end of the book as new types of choppers. A glossary page and fact page follow the text. Two resource pages are first rate since it lists library books, web sites, a place to mail for information, and a museum where 40 helicopters are exhibited. 2004, Compass Point Books, Ages 6 to 9.
—Nancy Garhan Attebury

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780516261713
Publisher:
Scholastic Library Publishing
Publication date:
09/28/1997
Series:
True Book Series
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
7.16(w) x 8.41(h) x 0.14(d)
Lexile:
760L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 10 Years

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