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  • Age Range: 6 - 9 years
  • Grade Level: 1 - 4
  • Series: Amazing Wonders Collection (Book 2)
  • Hardcover: 16 pages
  • Publisher: Candlewick; Nov edition (September 23, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0763639060
  • ISBN-13: 978-0763639068
  • Product Dimensions: 11.8 x 1.2 x 11.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,642,957 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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THE STORY OF AN AVIATOR is a great gift to get for children who are interested in aviation and airplanes. The book tells the story of Marmaduke Randolph Calhoun, a fictional pilot who lived during the first part of the twentieth-century when aviation grew from being an obscure dream into a reality as a major force of transportation for people around the world. The book is written in a kind of journal format and includes facsimiled documents and photographs detailing Calhoun's life. Intertwined with these are real life photographs and illustrations as well as charts graphs, maps, and diagrams detailing the age of aviation and the structure of famous planes. The book also includes a brief history of flight before the famed Wright Brothers flight at Kitty Hawk on Dec. 17, 1903, as well as articles about the Wright Brothers, WWI and Eddie Rickenbacker, barnstorming, Charles Lindbergh and the Spirit of St. Louis, the early Schneider Trophy competitions, Amelia Earhart, and the Spruce Goose. The book is full of information and is written in a way to engage the minds of young readers. Included with the book is a model of a Lucky 7 biplane that can be put together. The model is made from a type of durable cardboard. It's not as strong as plastic, but the material holds up well and in some ways is better than the posterboard, cardstock, and balsa wood model kits I have seen in the past. A good item for children who are interested in aviation.
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