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The History of Flight (Graphic Discoveries) Paperback – September, 2007


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 10 and up
  • Grade Level: 5 and up
  • Series: Graphic Discoveries
  • Paperback: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Rosen Classroom (September 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1404295895
  • ISBN-13: 978-1404295896
  • Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 6.5 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,426,674 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Gary Jeffrey, from Clacton on-Sea, Essex, UK, was a boy who grew up wanting to be an artist. Which worked okay for ten years until the pressing needs of a burgeoning family forced the young dreamer to nut up and get a job.

He ended up working as a graphic designer for a small non-fiction children's book publisher in London, UK. Part of his job was adapting biographies and history into comics. Over the course of a decade writing and story boarding these comics he grew to love the medium and became excited by its possibilities.

He decided to make something of his own and, voila--he now makes true crime comics in his spare time! Bonnie and Clyde--The Beginning (McFarland, fall 2013) is the first published of these -- check it out (but bear in mind all my other books are for 11 year-olds!)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Tim Lasiuta on February 23, 2008
Format: Paperback
Fresh on the scene, the Rose line of Graphic novels, Graphica, is a remarkable line up of reader friendly books.

One of their new imprints, "The History of Flight" by Gary Jeffrey, tells a remarkable story. Mankinds' quest for flight has inspired mythology and science since Icarus took to the air in his wings of wax. Jeffrey's book includes a short point form history and discussion of aero development. Rare photographs accompany the salient factoids.

The real highight of the book is the illustrated story of the Wright Brothers, Charles Lindbergh, and the thrilling shattering of the sound barrier by Chuck Yaeger in the Bell X-1. While short, they represent the best that American aerospace research has to offer. The art is nothing short of excellent, and will charm any readers.

As a book however, it is aimed at the American audience. Other than early French developments, the book does ignore any modern European developments like the Russain Mig.

The glossary is useful, and while the book comes in at 48 pages total, it serves only as an introduction to the elaborate world of aircraft and ongoing story of flight.

Other books in the series includes:

Fantastic Shipwrecks
Fantastic Fossils
Incredible Space Missions
Ancient Treasures

Look for these at your local book store [...]

Tim Lasiuta
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