Philip Handleman Dream of Pilots, A

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Dream of Pilots, A

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A Dream of Pilots "An evocative and insightful look at the history of flight written from the perspective of the history-makers themselves." --Dr. Richard P. Hallion, Verville Fellow, Smithsonian Institution Presenting the lives of more than twenty aviation luminaries from throughout history, this middle reader is a captivating celebration of man's aspirations for the skies. From the story of the Wright brothers to... Full description

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"Philip Handleman has written a book that will be treasured by young people and adults alike. No one reading A Dream of Pilots will ever look at an airplane or a spacecraft or the men and women who fly, maintain, and create them the way they did before reading this wonderful book."
--Dr. Richard P. Hallion, Verville Fellow, Smithsonian Institution

"A superb storyteller, Philip Handleman reveals his inveterate love of aviation in this wonderfully human portrait of the heroes of flight. His thoughtful insight combines with Craig Kodera's magnificent drawings to create an invaluable book for children--and a refresher course for adults. Every parent and every library must have this book!"
--Walter J. Boyne, author/historian and former director of the National Air and Space Museum

In this celebration of humankind's ascent into the skies, readers embark on an incredible journey through the history of modern aviation, from a time when planes were only a dream to the daring aerial stunts of Roscoe Turner, who clocked an average speed of 283.4 miles per hour in the air, setting a new speed record for his generation. From Wilbur and Orville's shaky first flights at Kitty Hawk to the inspirational resolve of Bessie Coleman, the first African-American woman to earn a pilot's license, this work remembers the lives and innovations of the men and women who have commanded the skies throughout history.

About the Author:

Philip Handleman has been an active pilot for nearly forty years, and he owns and flies two planes with military history, including a biliner from World War II. In 1973, he volunteered in Israel during the Yom Kippur War. In addition to his flying experience, Handleman has written more than twenty books on the history of avaiation. In April 2008, he was presented with the presitigious Harriet Quimby Award. He lives in Birmingham, Michigan, with his wife Mary. Craig Kodera is a retired commercial pilot and professional artist. His ability to combine his talents in art with his interests in aviation have earned him the R.G. Smith Award for excellence in naval aviation art in 2001 and the Best of the Best award from Aviation Week & Space Technology magazine in 2000. Kodera is also the charter vice president of the American Society of Aviation Artists and the illustrator of the Pelican title A Dream of Pilots. He lives in Clermont, Florida.

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