The Flyers by Allan Drummond

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Just in time for the 2003 centennial of the Wright brothers' historic flight

The arrival of Orville and Wilbur Wright in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, with their “crazy kite” of an airplane inspires five local kids to envision their own flying machines, from sky buses that could carry hundreds of people around the world to an unbelievable machine that could go to the moon! Following each step leading up to Orville Wright’s first history-making, twelve-second flight on December 17, 1903, the children take flights of their own, letting the ocean breeze catch their coattails as they dash across the dunes.

This whimsical tale comes to life with charming prose and airy watercolors, accompanied by a pictorial time line. The author’s tribute to the most wonderful flights of all – those of the imagination – lets us soar like the Wright brothers.

About Allan Drummond

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Allan Drummond holds a B.A. in graphic design and an M.A. in illustration. In 2004 he became chair of the Savannah College of Art and Design.
Published September 6, 2003 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR). 40 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Drummond applies his light touch to the text as well, narrating the historic lift-off with the elemental enthusiasm of a child: "And then the Flyer moved down into the wind, its engine roared, and the whole machine took off!

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