Fantastic Flights by Patrick O'Brien
One Hundred Years of Flying on the Edge

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On December 17, 1903, in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, the course of human history was forever altered when Wilbur and Orville Wright flew the first successful airplane. Since that momentous flight, one hundred years of remarkable achievements have pushed the envelope of human flight. Crossing oceans and continents, circling the world, breaking sound barriers, and even flying into outer space, aviation has truly taken us where no human has gone before.

Patrick O’Brien’s impeccable research and dazzling illustrations bring to life the most fantastic flights of the twentieth century—one hundred years of flying on the edge.

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Patrick O'Brien is the author and illustrator of nine books for children. He dreamt up the concept of dinosaurs in spacesuits many years ago, but it was the irrepressibly zany mind of Kevin O’Malley who finally created the interstellar hero Captain Raptor. Patrick O’Brien lives in Baltimore, Maryland, with his wife and son.
Published July 1, 2003 by Walker Childrens. 40 pages
Genres: History, Computers & Technology, Children's Books, Science & Math, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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The photo-realistic watercolor-and-gouache illustrations are portraitures of the planes, the sidebar diagrams interestingly compiled on the endpapers in proportional scale.

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