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Fantastic Flights: One Hundred Years of Flying on the Edge
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 ...more
Hardcover, 40 pages
Published July 1st 2003 by Walker Childrens
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I was pleasantly surprised by this nonfiction book about notable flights. The book is organized consistently. The left page includes an illustration; the text describes the flight and pilot; the right column has a line drawing of the plane and a few facts about the aircraft. It's clear organization, easy-to-understand text, and interesting stories make this a great nonfiction text to use in grades 3 - 5.