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Jet Plane: How It Works

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Go on an airplane ride.

It weighs as much as 100 elephants, but it can fly for hours. How does a jet do that? From the engine that provides the power and wings that lift the plane off the ground to the cockpit controls and passenger cabin, see how these modern marvels work and what makes them stay in the air.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published September 18th 2012 by David Macaulay Studio
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Sep 24, 2015 Eva rated it it was amazing
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This book makes the process of flying understandable to kids and their parents. For example, the wings of the jet airplane are curved on top and flat on the bottom. As the plane moves forward “the air moves faster over the wings than under them. The faster air pulls up. The slower air pushes up. This creates a force called lift.”
As always, David MaCaulay manages to take big ideas like lift, thrust, combustion chamber, and break it into its components, so that even a 7-year old can feel like an
Aug 25, 2014 Suz rated it liked it
I love David Macaulay's books. They always amaze me with the way he can break complex things down into their components and make them understandable. His book, The Way Things Work, is a favorite in our library. So when I discovered David Macaulay's My Readers books, I was extremely pleased. They are just 32 pages long, but still filled with all his intricately labeled and diagrammed illustrations and compelling explanations of different nonfiction topics. To help with learning more about each to ...more
Nov 19, 2013 Allison rated it really liked it
This is an excellent read-aloud for an eager young child who loves knowing, in detail, how things work. My almost-5-year-old LOVES it, and we've read it together so many times that he has started explaining each page to me before I can read the words, so it's been great for encouraging him to develop those important narrative skills. It's a little above the 3-year-old's head, but despite the complexity, she enjoys it too. Macaulay's illustrations are excellent, as always. This is the perfect boo ...more
Feb 21, 2013 Pam rated it really liked it
Detailed illustrations accompanied by interesting text that provides children with a great amount of "jet" vocabulary. A "My Readers" book with easier reading than you come to expect with MacAaulay's books.
Jun 18, 2013 Nicole rated it really liked it
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Wonderfully written, in simple, informal, speaking to the reader language! Great illustrations with simple diagrams. My kids age 7 & 3 both really enjoyed. Will read others by this author!
Jun 15, 2015 Carla rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great for little learners.
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David Macaulay, born in 1946, was eleven when his parents moved from England to Bloomfield, New Jersey. He found himself having to adjust from an idyllic English childhood to life in a fast paced American city. During this time he began to draw seriously, and after graduating from high school he enrolled in the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). After spending his fifth year at RISD in Rome on ...more
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