Let your imagination take flight!
This fact-filled book features planes from A to Z, including the Aviation Trainer Six, the Electra, and the Zero. An high-flying tour of the alphabet and a history of flying machines the Wright Brothers to hobbyist's model airplanes.
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.
About 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.
Fred Stillwell is an avid "pilot" of remote-controlled airplanes, often flying them with his grandchildren. He enjoys playing golf near his home in Georgia.
Rob Bolster built and flew model airplanes for a number of years. His interest in flying radio-controlled aircraft helped when he illustrated The Airplane Alphabet Book, written by Jerry Pallotta and Fred Stillwell, and The Jet Alphabet Book, also written by Jerry Pallotta. Rob lives in Walpole, Massachusetts.
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The ability to fly is one of mankind’s greatest achievements. For thousands of years, people have watched birds and wondered what it would be like to fly and to see the earth from above. People wished they could magically travel long distances in a short time or go over mountains without climbing or cross oceans without sailing on a long voyage. Many clever people attempted to fly in various contraptions over the years. Some tried balloons and some tried gliders. Finally, on December 17, 1903, in Kitty Hawk,
Excerpted from "The Airplane Alphabet Book"
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