Flying Cars: The True Story

Flying Cars: The True Story

By:  Andrew Glass

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Set imaginations soaring with the only book for young readers that explores the history—and potential future—of cars that can fly!

As soon as there were planes and automobiles, visionary engineers and inventors did their best to combine the two to create flying cars. This engaging account of attempts to build hybrid vehicles includes insight into their creators and the intense drive—and dreams of flight—that kept bringing inventors back to the drawing board. Generously illustrated with fascinating period photographs, the book combines history, biography, technology, and humor, and it includes an author’s note, source notes, bibliography, and index.

A must-have for fans of cars and planes and for spurring the creativity of young inventors inspired by the combination of cutting-edge technology and human ingenuity.

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  • Format: Hardcover

  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780618984824

  • ISBN-10: 0618984828

  • Pages: 128

  • Price: $17.99

  • Publication Date: 08/25/2015

  • Carton Quantity: 20

  • Age(s): 10,11,12

  • Grade(s): 5-7

  • Reading Level:

    • Lexile Reading Level 1340L

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Andrew Glass

Andrew Glass has written several books for children and has illustrated many. He lives in New York City with his wife.
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  • reviews

    "With attention to engineering, design, and consumer demand, this is a topic well suited to STEAM curricula that should be welcomed by science teachers, young inventors, and anyone who browses the amazing pictures and wonders, “Why not?” 

    —The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books 

     

    * "A tremendous narrative-nonfiction debut...Start your engines and get ready to take off for an amazing read." 

    Kirkus, starred review 

     

    "Packed with period photographs, artists' renderings, and advertising ephemera that highlight the progression of prototypes, Glass' story of an idiosyncratic corner for the history of flight has ample eye-catching visual appeal." 

    —Booklist 

     

     

Available Resources

Related Categories

  • Format: Hardcover

  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780618984824

  • ISBN-10: 0618984828

  • Pages: 128

  • Price: $17.99

  • Publication Date: 08/25/2015

  • Carton Quantity: 20

  • Age(s): 10,11,12

  • Grade(s): 5-7

  • Reading Level:

    • Lexile Reading Level 1340L

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