The Airplane Alphabet Book

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Let your imagination take flight! This fact-filled book features planes from the sleek Invader to the more popular Piper Cub. Learn which type of plane is best for a dogfight, see the type of plane Charles Lindbergh flew in the first nonstop flight across the Atlantic, and much more. From the first flight of the Wright Flyer in 1903 to the age of jets, Rob Bolster's vivid illustrations will send you soaring through the skies in this dynamic celebration of flight.

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Overview

Let your imagination take flight! This fact-filled book features planes from the sleek Invader to the more popular Piper Cub. Learn which type of plane is best for a dogfight, see the type of plane Charles Lindbergh flew in the first nonstop flight across the Atlantic, and much more. From the first flight of the Wright Flyer in 1903 to the age of jets, Rob Bolster's vivid illustrations will send you soaring through the skies in this dynamic celebration of flight.

An alphabet book that presents interesting facts about different kinds of airplanes.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
"Realistic illustrations and informative, informal text take readers on a whirlwind tour of flying machines," said PW. All ages. (June) Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
Children's Literature - Children's Literature
Just as counting books do more than teach numbers, ABC books teach more than the alphabet. This alphabet book offers a convenient way to organize material and explore a subject or a culture. The alphabet is incidental to Pallota's colorful and informative look at everything from freshwater fish, bugs, flowers, and frogs and his newest which covers airplanes.
School Library Journal
K-Gr 4Brightly colored pictures of mostly vintage airplanes will attract young aviation enthusiasts. The realistic illustrations are of excellent quality with meticulous detail and a wide variety of backdrops. A paragraph of text describes the plane featured on each page. The fact that this is also an alphabet book is almost secondary. For example, B is for B-17, E is for Electra, M is for Messerschmitt, but few of the planes have any markings that associate them with a specific letter. It is unclear as to why, between Q and R, two pages are devoted to the crash of a remote-controlled model airplane. This is a good, but strictly additional, choice for browsing or one-on-one sharing with an adult.Eldon Younce, Harper Elementary School, KS
Kirkus Reviews
An ABC book powered by aircraft. B is for B-17, H for Hercules Flying Boat, J for barnstorming, loop-the-looping Jenny, M for the dogfighting Messerschmitt, R for Lindbergh's Ryan, the Spirit of St. Louis. Each airplane is given a solid little history that evokes the personality of the craft (while the fighting planes featured might raise hard questions about wars and why they're fought). Pallotta and Stillwell cover the gamut, from Orville and Wilbur Wright's planes, planes that land on water and those that take off vertically, experimental jets, and ultralights. They also explain various technical terms: hangar, fuselage, cockpit, control tower, etc. Bolster's accompanying artwork is paintbox bright, suffusing the planes with character and purpose.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780881069068
  • Publisher: Charlesbridge Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/28/1999
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 287,799
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 11.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.13 (d)

Meet the Author

Jerry Pallotta is an award-winning author of children's alphabet books and imaginative fiction. His books combine interesting facts, detailed research, humor, and realistic illustrations that mesmerize children everywhere. Jerry lives in Boston, Massachusetts.
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