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Children's LiteratureThis aim of this imaginative 'hands-on' book is to give kids of all ages the chance to build paper airplanes while learning about the history of aviation, the principles of flight and the inventors and engineers who figured it all out. Each is modeled after a significant aircraft in an era of development, from the fanciful (such as Leonardo da Vinci's ornithopter or Montgolfier's spectacular 1783 hot air balloon) to the more modern and practical (such as Lindbergh's Spirit of St. Louis or NASA's space shuttle). Not all of the models will actually fly, but all will provide the model-builder or aviation buff with a fascinating mobile or shelf display. Although complete assembly directions are given, as well as exploded diagrams with cutout photography, it should be mentioned that construction of the models requires a steady hand and some experience. If a child wishes to build the models, he or she will definitely need adult assistance. 2003, Sterling Publishing Company, Ages 10 to Adult.
— Dianne Ochiltree