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# Marvelous Mini-Kites

The great thing about these kites, most no larger than an 8 1/2" x 11" piece of paper, is that they are simple to make and simple to operate, yet they show off an exciting variety of aerodynamic capacities. "A how-to book that opens with a description on the artistry and usage of kites in the Orient and a look at the aerodynamic principles involved in kite flying.

## Overview

The great thing about these kites, most no larger than an 8 1/2" x 11" piece of paper, is that they are simple to make and simple to operate, yet they show off an exciting variety of aerodynamic capacities. "A how-to book that opens with a description on the artistry and usage of kites in the Orient and a look at the aerodynamic principles involved in kite flying. This step-by-step guide to creating 17 kites adorned with symbolic images such as the sun and a phoenix supplies a grid to help crafters decorate each piece before making the necessary measurements and folds...An attractive addition."--School Library Journal. The author lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba. 96 pages (all in color), 8 1/2 x 10. NEW IN PAPERBACK

## Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 6 Up--A how-to book that opens with a description of the artistry and usage of kites in the Orient and a look at the aerodynamic principles involved in kite flying. This step-by-step guide to creating 17 kites adorned with symbolic images such as the sun and a phoenix supplies a grid to help crafters decorate each piece before making the necessary measurements and folds. While there is a progression in the difficulty and intricacy of the patterns, they all assume dexterity with folding and a knowledge of mathematics, including use of a compass. The instructions are sometimes confusing because there are numbered steps in addition to directions within each diagram. Emery J. Kelly's Kites on the Wind (Lerner, 1991) shows a wider variety of types of kites, while Schmidt shows more of a selection of patterns and decoration. An attractive addition.--Irene Symons, Queens Borough Public Library, NY

## Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781895569414
Publisher:
Sterling Publishing
Publication date:
12/31/1999
Edition description:
1 PBK ED
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
8.59(w) x 10.09(h) x 0.24(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Average Review: