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How Do Jets Work?

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Jets are sleek and powerful. They travel very fast. But how do these heavy planes fly? And how do pilots land them? Read this book to find out!

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

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Overview

Jets are sleek and powerful. They travel very fast. But how do these heavy planes fly? And how do pilots land them? Read this book to find out!

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

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Remy Dou
Explaining how jets get off the ground presents a daunting challenge, especially when doing so in a way that little ones can understand. Jets come in all varieties but share the same basic components. The "Lightning Bolt Books: How Flight Works" series introduces young readers to these buses of the sky, depicting how their parts contribute to flight. Author Silverman crafts easy-to-read text in a manner that clearly explains the physics of flight. Jet engines pull air in, mix it with ignited fuel, and shoot it out the rear, propelling the craft forward. The forward motion causes wind to move over the wings, and their shape helps create lift. Although covering a lot of content, the narrative avoids monotony. Sharp, colorful photographs illustrate main ideas, despite a few minor inaccuracies not common to the series. Asides from an index and glossary, a "Further Reading" section includes links to other great resources. This installation serves as a good resource to keep young readers learning about flight. Other books in the series include How Do Hot Air Balloons Work? and How Do Hang Gliders Work? Reviewer: Remy Dou
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781467707862
  • Publisher: Lerner Classroom
  • Publication date: 2/28/2013
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 807,087
  • Lexile: 520L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Buffy Silverman is the author of many books about nature and science for children. She also enjoys writing poetry for children. Her stories have appeared in Ladybug, Spider, Cricket, Highlights, Odyssey, and Ranger Rick. She lives in Michigan.

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Table of Contents

On the Runway 4

Time for Takeoff 8

Going Up! 13

Above the Clouds 20

Landing 24

Parts of a Jet 28

Fun Facts 29

Glossary 30

Further Reading 31

Index 32

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