How Do Hang Gliders Work?

How Do Hang Gliders Work?

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by Jennifer Boothroyd
     
 

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Would you want to swoop through the air like a bird? Riding a hang glider is a fun way to fly. But a hang glider has no motor. How does the pilot take off? How does the hang glider stay in the air? Learn the answers in this book!

Learn about how different aircraft work in the How Flight Works series-part of the Lighting Bolt Books™ collection. With

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Would you want to swoop through the air like a bird? Riding a hang glider is a fun way to fly. But a hang glider has no motor. How does the pilot take off? How does the hang glider stay in the air? Learn the answers in this book!

Learn about how different aircraft work in the How Flight Works series-part of the Lighting Bolt Books™ collection. With high-energy designs, exciting photos, and fun text, Lightning Bolt Books™ bring nonfiction topics to life!

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Remy Dou
Imagine being strapped to a lightweight metal frame covered in a thin cloth and then thrown over the side of a cliff. That is essentially what hang glider pilots do! This seemingly dangerous activity thrills and exhilarates thousands, but also helps introduce people to the wonders of flight. While no one is suggesting strapping children to hang gliders, reading this installment of the "Lightning Bolt Books: How Flight Works" series serves as a gentle alternative. Author Boothroyd expertly crafts her easy-to-read text in a manner that scaffolds learning, drawing from readers' prior knowledge, to present the basic mechanics of hang gliders. Sharp, colorful photographs illustrate main ideas. One of the strongest in the series, this book serves as an excellent resource for young readers seeking knowledge. Asides from an index and glossary, a "Further Reading" section includes links to other great resources. Additional books in the series include How Do Hot Air Balloons Work? and How Do Helicopters Work? Reviewer: Remy Dou

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761389705
Publisher:
Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date:
02/28/2013
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 10.50(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile:
530L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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