The Jet Alphabet Book
Jerry Pallotta, author
Jerry Pallotta is the best-selling author of many books for children, including The Airplane Alphabet Book and The Boat Alphabet Book. He travels extensively around the country talking with children about his writing. Jerry's favorite jet is the XB-70 Valkyrie, even though it is not in this book. Jerry lives in Massachusetts with his family.
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Rob Bolster, illustrator
Rob Bolster graduated from Rhode Island School of Design and has worked as an illustrator for many years. His collaborations with Jerry Pallotta also include Going Lobstering and The Airplane Alphabet Book. Rob lives in Massachusetts with his family.
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It starts with "A is for Airacomet. . . the first American jet." With this and every entry, Pallotta adds a piece of knowledge: "When it flew in 1942, the Airacomet did not fly as fast as some propeller-driven airplanes. It was a dud, but no one was discouraged. Everyone knew that jets were the future." The jets portrayed in the book embody amazing sizes, shapes and colors. Pallotta briefly describes the function of each jet, from reconnaissance to war to passenger service.
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