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{"id":549085249,"title":"The Airplane Alphabet Book","handle":"the-airplane-alphabet-book","description":"\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR\/ILLUSTRATOR INFO BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBy: \u003ca title=\"Author Jerry Pallotta\" href=\"http:\/\/charlesbridge.myshopify.com\/pages\/jerry-pallotta\"\u003eJerry Pallotta\u003c\/a\u003e and \u003ca title=\"Author Fred Stillwell\" href=\"http:\/\/charlesbridge.myshopify.com\/pages\/fred-stillwell\"\u003eFred Stillwell\u003c\/a\u003e \/ Illustrated by: \u003ca title=\"Illustrator Rob Bolster\" href=\"http:\/\/charlesbridge.myshopify.com\/pages\/rob-bolster\"\u003eRob Bolster\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER HEADING BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eLet your imagination take flight!\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER DESCRIPTION BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThis fact-filled book features planes from A to Z, including the Aviation Trainer Six, the Electra, and the Zero. An high-flying tour of the alphabet and a history of flying machines the Wright Brothers to hobbyist's model airplanes.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eLearn which type of plane is best for a dogfight, see the type of plane Charles Lindbergh flew in the first nonstop flight across the Atlantic, and much more. From the first flight of the Wright Flyer in 1903 to the age of jets, Rob Bolster's vivid illustrations will send you soaring through the skies in this dynamic celebration of flight.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER RECOMMENDATIONS BELOW - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"recommended-books\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIf you like this book, you’ll enjoy these:\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca title=\"The Jet Alphabet Book\" href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/products\/the-jet-alphabet-book\"\u003eThe Jet Alphabet Book\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca title=\"The Jerry Pallotta Alphabet Book series\" href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/collections\/jerry-pallotta-alphabet-books\"\u003eJerry Pallotta' Alphabet Book series\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - START OF TABS - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e [TABS]\n\u003ch5\u003eLook Inside\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg class=\"cvr-border-gray\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/airplane-alphabet-book-spread.jpg?8818543709601162072\"\u003e\u003c!-- Please call pinit.js only once per page --\u003e\u003cscript type=\"text\/javascript\" async=\"\" defer data-pin-shape=\"round\" data-pin-height=\"32\" data-pin-hover=\"true\" src=\"\/\/assets.pinterest.com\/js\/pinit.js\"\u003e\u003c\/script\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAuthor \u0026amp; Illustrator\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eJerry Pallotta, author\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eJerry Pallotta is an award-winning author of children's alphabet books and imaginative fiction. He has written many books for Charlesbridge, including \u003ci\u003eThe Icky Bug Alphabet Book\u003c\/i\u003e, \u003ci\u003eDory Story\u003c\/i\u003e, and \u003ci\u003eThe U.S. Navy Alphabet Book\u003c\/i\u003e. Jerry's books appeal to children of all ages because of the beautiful illustrations, witty text, and accurate descriptions found in all his work. Jerry lives in Massachusetts with his family. \"Alphabet books constructed around a theme helpfully provide an extra clue for deciphering the word in question. Jerry Pallotta is the king of this subgenre...\"\u003cbr\u003e —\u003ci\u003eThe Horn Book\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca title=\"Author Jerry Pallotta\" href=\"http:\/\/charlesbridge.myshopify.com\/pages\/jerry-pallotta\"\u003eRead more\u003c\/a\u003e about Jerry.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eFred Stillwell, author\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eFred Stillwell is an avid \"pilot\" of remote-controlled airplanes, often flying them with his grandchildren. He grew up in Georgia near a golf course where mail planes landed when they were out of gas or had motor trouble. The pilots would often give Fred fifteen cents to fetch a gallon of gas. His experiences helping the pilots led to a life-long fascination with aviation.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eFred hopes that \u003ci\u003eThe Airplane Alphabet Book\u003c\/i\u003e book will give children insight into the history of airplanes and a better understanding of a technology that they might have taken for granted.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca title=\"Author Fred Stillwell\" href=\"http:\/\/charlesbridge.myshopify.com\/pages\/fred-stillwell\"\u003eRead more\u003c\/a\u003e about Fred.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - ENTER ILLUSTRATOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e \u003cbr\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eRob Bolster, illustrator\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eA graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, Bolster has worked in illustration for more than 20 years. For most of that time, his work has appeared in newspaper and magazine advertisements for major corporations. He produced most of those illustrations using airbrush and watercolor. However, in recent years Bolster has taught himself how to do his work using a computer. Much of his illustration is now created digitally. His books include \u003ci\u003eThe Airplane Alphabet Book\u003c\/i\u003e, \u003ci\u003eThe Jet Alphabet Book\u003c\/i\u003e, \u003ci\u003eGoing Lobstering\u003c\/i\u003e and more.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca title=\"Illustrator Rob Bolster\" href=\"http:\/\/charlesbridge.myshopify.com\/pages\/rob-bolster\"\u003eRead more\u003c\/a\u003e about Rob.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - ENTER REVIEWS BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eEditorial Reviews\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eSchool Library Journal\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBrightly colored pictures of mostly vintage airplanes will attract young aviation enthusiasts. The realistic illustrations are of excellent quality with meticulous detail and a wide variety of backdrops. A paragraph of text describes the plane featured on each page.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003ePublishers Weekly\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eFrom the AT-6 to Zero (the nickname of a Mitsubishi A6M fighter plane), the featured planes illustrate variations and developments in aeronautical design. Realistic illustrations and informative, informal text take readers on a whirlwind tour of flying machines.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eSchool Library Journal\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\"Many clever people attempted to fly in various contraptions over the years.... Finally, on December 17, 1903, in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, Wilbur and Orville Wright flew the first 'airplane.'\" Twenty-six pages later, with G for the Gooney Bird, a DC-3; V for the red Vega, Amelia Earhart's aircraft; and W for the Wright \u003ci\u003eFlyer\u003c\/i\u003e, readers have been given interesting bits of information about a variety of aircraft. The exceptional, colorful illustrations are so real that they look like photographs.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eKirkus Reviews\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAn ABC book powered by aircraft, \u003ci\u003eB\u003c\/i\u003e is for B-17, \u003ci\u003eH\u003c\/i\u003e for Hercules Flying Boat, \u003ci\u003eJ\u003c\/i\u003e for barnstorming, loop-the-looping Jenny, \u003ci\u003eM\u003c\/i\u003e for the dogfighting Messerschmitt, \u003ci\u003eR\u003c\/i\u003e for Lindbergh's Ryan, the \u003ci\u003eSpirit of St. Louis\u003c\/i\u003e. Each airplane is given a solid little history that evokes the personality of the craft (while the fighting planes featured might raise hard questions about wars and why they're fought). Pallotta and Stillwell cover the gamut, from Orville and Wilbur Wright's planes, planes that land on water and those that take off vertically, experimental jets, and ultralights. They also explain various technical terms: hangar, fuselage, cockpit, control tower, etc. Bolster's accompanying artwork is paintbox bright, suffusing the planes with character and purpose.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eThrough the Looking Glass Children's Book Reviews\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e,\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eEven people who are not interested in learning how to fly a plane feel a certain special something when they get on a plane or when they read about the history of early airplanes. Getting a machine into the air and keeping it there was a huge achievement and since Orville and Wilbur Wright made their historic flight many kinds of planes have been invented and used for various purposes.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIn this book readers will get to ‘meet’ some of the airplanes that humans have used to fly passengers, to fight wars, to explore distant regions of the world, to use in airshows, to beat flying records, and to fly for entertainment.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eFor every letter of the alphabet the authors introduce their readers to a different kind of airplane, and in many of the entries we learn what made these planes unique. The text also describes the problems that pilots and airplane designers have had to overcome. For example, flying at night used to be an extremely hazardous business until special instruments like the directional gyro were invented. A few entries also help readers to understand the science of flight, the ways in which planes are flown, and more.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWhat is amazing about this book is that the authors manage to provide their readers will so much information. Young airplane fans will be delighted to find so many facts in one place. Not only that, but the authors use humor in a clever way to add a little zest to their narrative.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWith wonderful illustrations and an engaging and interesting text, this is an alphabet book that readers of all ages will enjoy.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - ENTER DOWNLOADABLES BELOW - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eDownloadables\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/airplane-alphabet-book-cvr.jpg?1860809700322121387\" style=\"display: block; float: none; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"btn-wrapper\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/airplane-alphabet-book-hires.zip?1860809700322121387\" class=\"product-btn\"\u003eDownload the Cover\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER DETAILS BELOW - - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eDetails\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cb\u003ePaperback\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e \u003cbr\u003eISBN: 978-0-88106-906-8\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAges: 4-7\u003cbr\u003ePage count: 32\u003c\/p\u003e\n[\/TABS]","published_at":"2015-05-01T12:16:00-04:00","created_at":"2015-05-01T10:53:13-04:00","vendor":"Charlesbridge","type":"Children's Book","tags":["Browse by Age_Ages 3-6","Browse by Age_Ages 6-10","Browse by Fiction\/Nonfiction_Nonfiction","Browse by Format_Picture Book","Browse by Language_English","Browse by Subject_Alphabet Books","Browse by Subject_History \u0026 Biography","Browse by Subject_Travel \u0026 Transportation"],"price":795,"price_min":795,"price_max":795,"available":true,"price_varies":false,"compare_at_price":null,"compare_at_price_min":0,"compare_at_price_max":0,"compare_at_price_varies":false,"variants":[{"id":1482307009,"title":"Paperback","option1":"Paperback","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":"69068","requires_shipping":true,"taxable":false,"featured_image":null,"available":true,"name":"The Airplane Alphabet Book - Paperback","public_title":"Paperback","options":["Paperback"],"price":795,"weight":163,"compare_at_price":null,"inventory_quantity":20,"inventory_management":"shopify","inventory_policy":"continue","barcode":"978-1-88106-906-8"}],"images":["\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/products\/airplane-alphabet-book-cvr.jpeg?v=1430492390"],"featured_image":"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/products\/airplane-alphabet-book-cvr.jpeg?v=1430492390","options":["Title"],"content":"\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR\/ILLUSTRATOR INFO BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBy: \u003ca title=\"Author Jerry Pallotta\" href=\"http:\/\/charlesbridge.myshopify.com\/pages\/jerry-pallotta\"\u003eJerry Pallotta\u003c\/a\u003e and \u003ca title=\"Author Fred Stillwell\" href=\"http:\/\/charlesbridge.myshopify.com\/pages\/fred-stillwell\"\u003eFred Stillwell\u003c\/a\u003e \/ Illustrated by: \u003ca title=\"Illustrator Rob Bolster\" href=\"http:\/\/charlesbridge.myshopify.com\/pages\/rob-bolster\"\u003eRob Bolster\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER HEADING BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eLet your imagination take flight!\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER DESCRIPTION BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThis fact-filled book features planes from A to Z, including the Aviation Trainer Six, the Electra, and the Zero. An high-flying tour of the alphabet and a history of flying machines the Wright Brothers to hobbyist's model airplanes.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eLearn which type of plane is best for a dogfight, see the type of plane Charles Lindbergh flew in the first nonstop flight across the Atlantic, and much more. From the first flight of the Wright Flyer in 1903 to the age of jets, Rob Bolster's vivid illustrations will send you soaring through the skies in this dynamic celebration of flight.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER RECOMMENDATIONS BELOW - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"recommended-books\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIf you like this book, you’ll enjoy these:\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca title=\"The Jet Alphabet Book\" href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/products\/the-jet-alphabet-book\"\u003eThe Jet Alphabet Book\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca title=\"The Jerry Pallotta Alphabet Book series\" href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/collections\/jerry-pallotta-alphabet-books\"\u003eJerry Pallotta' Alphabet Book series\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - START OF TABS - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e [TABS]\n\u003ch5\u003eLook Inside\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg class=\"cvr-border-gray\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/airplane-alphabet-book-spread.jpg?8818543709601162072\"\u003e\u003c!-- Please call pinit.js only once per page --\u003e\u003cscript type=\"text\/javascript\" async=\"\" defer data-pin-shape=\"round\" data-pin-height=\"32\" data-pin-hover=\"true\" src=\"\/\/assets.pinterest.com\/js\/pinit.js\"\u003e\u003c\/script\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAuthor \u0026amp; Illustrator\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eJerry Pallotta, author\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eJerry Pallotta is an award-winning author of children's alphabet books and imaginative fiction. He has written many books for Charlesbridge, including \u003ci\u003eThe Icky Bug Alphabet Book\u003c\/i\u003e, \u003ci\u003eDory Story\u003c\/i\u003e, and \u003ci\u003eThe U.S. Navy Alphabet Book\u003c\/i\u003e. Jerry's books appeal to children of all ages because of the beautiful illustrations, witty text, and accurate descriptions found in all his work. Jerry lives in Massachusetts with his family. \"Alphabet books constructed around a theme helpfully provide an extra clue for deciphering the word in question. Jerry Pallotta is the king of this subgenre...\"\u003cbr\u003e —\u003ci\u003eThe Horn Book\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca title=\"Author Jerry Pallotta\" href=\"http:\/\/charlesbridge.myshopify.com\/pages\/jerry-pallotta\"\u003eRead more\u003c\/a\u003e about Jerry.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eFred Stillwell, author\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eFred Stillwell is an avid \"pilot\" of remote-controlled airplanes, often flying them with his grandchildren. He grew up in Georgia near a golf course where mail planes landed when they were out of gas or had motor trouble. The pilots would often give Fred fifteen cents to fetch a gallon of gas. His experiences helping the pilots led to a life-long fascination with aviation.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eFred hopes that \u003ci\u003eThe Airplane Alphabet Book\u003c\/i\u003e book will give children insight into the history of airplanes and a better understanding of a technology that they might have taken for granted.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca title=\"Author Fred Stillwell\" href=\"http:\/\/charlesbridge.myshopify.com\/pages\/fred-stillwell\"\u003eRead more\u003c\/a\u003e about Fred.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - ENTER ILLUSTRATOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e \u003cbr\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eRob Bolster, illustrator\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eA graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, Bolster has worked in illustration for more than 20 years. For most of that time, his work has appeared in newspaper and magazine advertisements for major corporations. He produced most of those illustrations using airbrush and watercolor. However, in recent years Bolster has taught himself how to do his work using a computer. Much of his illustration is now created digitally. His books include \u003ci\u003eThe Airplane Alphabet Book\u003c\/i\u003e, \u003ci\u003eThe Jet Alphabet Book\u003c\/i\u003e, \u003ci\u003eGoing Lobstering\u003c\/i\u003e and more.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca title=\"Illustrator Rob Bolster\" href=\"http:\/\/charlesbridge.myshopify.com\/pages\/rob-bolster\"\u003eRead more\u003c\/a\u003e about Rob.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - ENTER REVIEWS BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eEditorial Reviews\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eSchool Library Journal\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBrightly colored pictures of mostly vintage airplanes will attract young aviation enthusiasts. The realistic illustrations are of excellent quality with meticulous detail and a wide variety of backdrops. A paragraph of text describes the plane featured on each page.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003ePublishers Weekly\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eFrom the AT-6 to Zero (the nickname of a Mitsubishi A6M fighter plane), the featured planes illustrate variations and developments in aeronautical design. Realistic illustrations and informative, informal text take readers on a whirlwind tour of flying machines.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eSchool Library Journal\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\"Many clever people attempted to fly in various contraptions over the years.... Finally, on December 17, 1903, in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, Wilbur and Orville Wright flew the first 'airplane.'\" Twenty-six pages later, with G for the Gooney Bird, a DC-3; V for the red Vega, Amelia Earhart's aircraft; and W for the Wright \u003ci\u003eFlyer\u003c\/i\u003e, readers have been given interesting bits of information about a variety of aircraft. The exceptional, colorful illustrations are so real that they look like photographs.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eKirkus Reviews\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAn ABC book powered by aircraft, \u003ci\u003eB\u003c\/i\u003e is for B-17, \u003ci\u003eH\u003c\/i\u003e for Hercules Flying Boat, \u003ci\u003eJ\u003c\/i\u003e for barnstorming, loop-the-looping Jenny, \u003ci\u003eM\u003c\/i\u003e for the dogfighting Messerschmitt, \u003ci\u003eR\u003c\/i\u003e for Lindbergh's Ryan, the \u003ci\u003eSpirit of St. Louis\u003c\/i\u003e. Each airplane is given a solid little history that evokes the personality of the craft (while the fighting planes featured might raise hard questions about wars and why they're fought). Pallotta and Stillwell cover the gamut, from Orville and Wilbur Wright's planes, planes that land on water and those that take off vertically, experimental jets, and ultralights. They also explain various technical terms: hangar, fuselage, cockpit, control tower, etc. Bolster's accompanying artwork is paintbox bright, suffusing the planes with character and purpose.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eThrough the Looking Glass Children's Book Reviews\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e,\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eEven people who are not interested in learning how to fly a plane feel a certain special something when they get on a plane or when they read about the history of early airplanes. Getting a machine into the air and keeping it there was a huge achievement and since Orville and Wilbur Wright made their historic flight many kinds of planes have been invented and used for various purposes.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIn this book readers will get to ‘meet’ some of the airplanes that humans have used to fly passengers, to fight wars, to explore distant regions of the world, to use in airshows, to beat flying records, and to fly for entertainment.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eFor every letter of the alphabet the authors introduce their readers to a different kind of airplane, and in many of the entries we learn what made these planes unique. The text also describes the problems that pilots and airplane designers have had to overcome. For example, flying at night used to be an extremely hazardous business until special instruments like the directional gyro were invented. A few entries also help readers to understand the science of flight, the ways in which planes are flown, and more.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWhat is amazing about this book is that the authors manage to provide their readers will so much information. Young airplane fans will be delighted to find so many facts in one place. 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The Airplane Alphabet Book

By: Jerry Pallotta and Fred Stillwell / Illustrated by: Rob Bolster

Let your imagination take flight!

This fact-filled book features planes from A to Z, including the Aviation Trainer Six, the Electra, and the Zero. An high-flying tour of the alphabet and a history of flying machines the Wright Brothers to hobbyist's model airplanes.

Learn which type of plane is best for a dogfight, see the type of plane Charles Lindbergh flew in the first nonstop flight across the Atlantic, and much more. From the first flight of the Wright Flyer in 1903 to the age of jets, Rob Bolster's vivid illustrations will send you soaring through the skies in this dynamic celebration of flight.

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Jerry Pallotta, author

Jerry Pallotta is an award-winning author of children's alphabet books and imaginative fiction. He has written many books for Charlesbridge, including The Icky Bug Alphabet Book, Dory Story, and The U.S. Navy Alphabet Book. Jerry's books appeal to children of all ages because of the beautiful illustrations, witty text, and accurate descriptions found in all his work. Jerry lives in Massachusetts with his family. "Alphabet books constructed around a theme helpfully provide an extra clue for deciphering the word in question. Jerry Pallotta is the king of this subgenre..."
The Horn Book

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Fred Stillwell, author

Fred Stillwell is an avid "pilot" of remote-controlled airplanes, often flying them with his grandchildren. He grew up in Georgia near a golf course where mail planes landed when they were out of gas or had motor trouble. The pilots would often give Fred fifteen cents to fetch a gallon of gas. His experiences helping the pilots led to a life-long fascination with aviation.

Fred hopes that The Airplane Alphabet Book book will give children insight into the history of airplanes and a better understanding of a technology that they might have taken for granted.

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Rob Bolster, illustrator

A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, Bolster has worked in illustration for more than 20 years. For most of that time, his work has appeared in newspaper and magazine advertisements for major corporations. He produced most of those illustrations using airbrush and watercolor. However, in recent years Bolster has taught himself how to do his work using a computer. Much of his illustration is now created digitally. His books include The Airplane Alphabet Book, The Jet Alphabet Book, Going Lobstering and more.

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School Library Journal

Brightly colored pictures of mostly vintage airplanes will attract young aviation enthusiasts. The realistic illustrations are of excellent quality with meticulous detail and a wide variety of backdrops. A paragraph of text describes the plane featured on each page.

Publishers Weekly

From the AT-6 to Zero (the nickname of a Mitsubishi A6M fighter plane), the featured planes illustrate variations and developments in aeronautical design. Realistic illustrations and informative, informal text take readers on a whirlwind tour of flying machines.

School Library Journal

"Many clever people attempted to fly in various contraptions over the years.... Finally, on December 17, 1903, in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, Wilbur and Orville Wright flew the first 'airplane.'" Twenty-six pages later, with G for the Gooney Bird, a DC-3; V for the red Vega, Amelia Earhart's aircraft; and W for the Wright Flyer, readers have been given interesting bits of information about a variety of aircraft. The exceptional, colorful illustrations are so real that they look like photographs.

Kirkus Reviews

An ABC book powered by aircraft, B is for B-17, H for Hercules Flying Boat, J for barnstorming, loop-the-looping Jenny, M for the dogfighting Messerschmitt, R for Lindbergh's Ryan, the Spirit of St. Louis. Each airplane is given a solid little history that evokes the personality of the craft (while the fighting planes featured might raise hard questions about wars and why they're fought). Pallotta and Stillwell cover the gamut, from Orville and Wilbur Wright's planes, planes that land on water and those that take off vertically, experimental jets, and ultralights. They also explain various technical terms: hangar, fuselage, cockpit, control tower, etc. Bolster's accompanying artwork is paintbox bright, suffusing the planes with character and purpose.

Through the Looking Glass Children's Book Reviews,

Even people who are not interested in learning how to fly a plane feel a certain special something when they get on a plane or when they read about the history of early airplanes. Getting a machine into the air and keeping it there was a huge achievement and since Orville and Wilbur Wright made their historic flight many kinds of planes have been invented and used for various purposes.

In this book readers will get to ‘meet’ some of the airplanes that humans have used to fly passengers, to fight wars, to explore distant regions of the world, to use in airshows, to beat flying records, and to fly for entertainment.

For every letter of the alphabet the authors introduce their readers to a different kind of airplane, and in many of the entries we learn what made these planes unique. The text also describes the problems that pilots and airplane designers have had to overcome. For example, flying at night used to be an extremely hazardous business until special instruments like the directional gyro were invented. A few entries also help readers to understand the science of flight, the ways in which planes are flown, and more.

What is amazing about this book is that the authors manage to provide their readers will so much information. Young airplane fans will be delighted to find so many facts in one place. Not only that, but the authors use humor in a clever way to add a little zest to their narrative.

With wonderful illustrations and an engaging and interesting text, this is an alphabet book that readers of all ages will enjoy.

Paperback
ISBN: 978-0-88106-906-8

Ages: 4-7
Page count: 32