Flight

by Robert Burleigh and Mike Wimmer

Burleigh uses short sentences to recount the historic first airplane flight across... read more

Burleigh uses short sentences to recount the historic first airplane flight across the Atlantic which transformed a 25-year-old pilot into a hero in 1927. The terse, present-tense narrative conveys some elements of the risk Lindbergh took and the courage he exhibited only 24 years after the Bright Brothers successfully flew the first airplane. Wimmer's full-color artwork furnishes suitably heroic perspectives illustrating what was an exciting achievement and can now be relived as such through this gripping account. (Ages 5-10)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1991

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