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In 1933, Beatty hangs out at the airport where her pilot father flies mail runs. Beatty thinks the airport is the most exciting place, as does Moss, who hopes his skill as a mechanic is good enough to support himself. None of them expects the night when the field lights fail, a storm rises, and Beatty's father pilots the plane that's circling and is almost out of fuel. ...more
Published July 1st 2001 by Turtleback Books (first published January 1st 1999)
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Nov 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
My son and I were pleasantly surprised by this book. The story line was unique, and it was interesting to read a book set during the depression but with a focus on early airlines/flight.
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Mar 21, 2012 rated it it was ok
"Airfield", by Jeanette Ingold takes place in Muddy Springs, Texas during times of the depression. Betty has lived part of each year with one of her three aunts, rotating among them every few months. This summer month, she's in Texas with her aunt Clo and Uncle Grif. Grif has just landed a flight control job as did Betty's dad who sends air mail. Also, Betty's deceased mother has taken big roles in flying herself. Airplane flight is in Betty's blood. As Betty spends more and more time at the air ...more
Sandra Strange
Fifteen year old Beatty spends time at the muddy Springs Airport which her uncle manages, hoping to catch her father, a pilot on the mail run. Little by little, she makes herself useful there, playing a crucial role in a threatening situation. Great picture of early flight and life’s hardships for some families at the beginning of the Depression. Very positive. Good book for girls, with a positive model, some romance and a little bit of mystery, as Beatty finds out who her mother was, and in fin ...more
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