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First Flight

By George Shea, Illustrated by Don Bolognese

Description

This historical fiction chapter book is a perfect early step in independent reading for elementary-grade kids—and it introduces the thrilling story of the Wright Brothers, flight pioneers.

When Tom Tate hears that Wilbur and Orville Wright are building a flying machine, he can't wait to try it. Tom's dad thinks it's dangerous. Some people think the Wrights are crazy. Can Tom help the brothers get their dream off the ground?

"Children will identify with the spirit of this boy who enthusiastically volunteered to try out the glider when there wasn't enough wind to lift the grown men," commented School Library Journal, which also praised the "carefully researched" illustrations.

First Flight helps build reading confidence and pleasure while engaging young readers with compelling historical fiction.

Contributors

George Shea

George Shea’s careful research for this book included interviews with Tom Tate’s son. Mr. Shea is the author of Amazing Rescues and lives in Los Angeles.

Don Bolognese has illustrated many notable children’s books, including the I Can Read books Wagon Wheels by Barbara Brenner and Buffalo Bill and The Pony Express by Eleanor Coerr. He divides his time between Vermont and New York City.

Illustrated by Don Bolognese

Details

Imprint: HarperCollins

Format: Paperback

On Sale: 02/18/2003

ISBN: 9780064442152

ISBN10: 0064442152

Pages: 48

Trimsize: 0.000 x 0.000 in

Subcategory:

JUVENILE FICTION / Readers / Chapter Books

JUVENILE FICTION / Historical / United States / 20th Century

JUVENILE FICTION / Transportation / Aviation