Jake Skyler is a typical 12 year old-hanging out with his buddies, surfing the Net, and playing video games-until one day a formation of twin-tailed tiger airplanes soars overhead. Jake's obsession with the Tiger Flight pilots and their amazing aircraft turns into a dream of learning to fly.
He faces mounting obstacles from his parents and friends. But like everyone growing up, his greatest struggles come from within. Can a daydreamer ever learn the focus and self-discipline needed to make his goal a reality?
Take off with Jake and the Tiger Flight on a full-throttle adventure about unlocking the secrets of the past, battling every day to stay on course, and grabbing a dream of the future.
|Publisher:||Tiger Flight Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.45(d)|
|Age Range:||10 - 14 Years|
About the Author
George Weinstein is the author of Jake and the Tiger Flight. He is working on a sequel, together with co-authors Marty Aftewicz and Tiger Flight pilot Phil �Sunny� Cataldo. They plan to publish at least five books about Jake Skyler, his family and friends, and the Tiger Flight Formation Flight Team. They set up www.jakeandthetigerflight.com with lesson plans based on the book (written by two award-winning teachers) for parents and teachers to download for free.
Like many kids growing up, George wanted to be an astronaut. He loved all things space-related, read hundreds of science fiction books, and watched every sci-fi movie dozens of times. His passion for Star Wars and Star Trek morphed into a love of planes and aviation as well. He was lucky to live just outside Washington, DC, so the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum became his favorite place to hang out.
Perhaps he should've listened to the Air Force recruiter who'd contacted him in his senior year of high school. Instead, he decided to go straight into college, where he excelled in English, history, social sciences, and liberal arts classes (and did terribly in engineering and physics). After receiving his BA from the University of Maryland, George taught as a substitute teacher in the Prince George's County school system in Maryland before earning his MBA from Virginia Tech.
Despite his detour into the business world for 15 years, he remained interested in writing, teachers and kids, and aviation. In fact, his first published article concerned Mimosa Elementary School teacher Michelle Donovan and the kids in her special education class in Roswell, GA, who have a unique, touching encounter with a Navy F-14 pilot. Georgeturned that piece into a full-length essay, published in the O Georgia! anthology, entitled "Of Wheelchairs and Wings."
George's work has appeared in Atlanta-area newspapers, regional anthologies, and nationally in A Cup of Comfort for Writers. While editing manuscripts professionally, he served as president of The Atlanta Writers Club for two terms and now schedules speakers and events for the club as its VP and Program Chair. He lives with his wife and two furry, four-legged children in Roswell, GA.