A View from the Air: Charles Lindbergh's Earth and Sky (Viking Kestrel picture books)

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Using photographs taken from Lindbergh's plane during his last flights over rural New England, the daughter of the famous pilot describes Lindbergh's view of the changing landscape and of the way to protect it and the rest of the environment.

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As a tribute to her late father's "great love and concern for the natural world," author Lindbergh ( The Midnight Farm ) imagines and gives voice to the aviator's thoughts as he flies over the land he cherishes. Written as a poem, her words are accompanied by a series of aerial photographs taken in the early 1970s when the elder Lindbergh flew a young nature photographer over northern New England. Brown's sweeping images celebrate the grace and dignity of the landscape in colorful detail: a sun-dappled church; a cluster of red farm buildings blanketed in snow; the blazing colors of autumn foliage. Unfortunately, the presentation of this laudable undertaking seems to distance the reader from Charles Lindbergh's voice. Also, the rigorous meter of Lindbergh's occasionally heavy-handed verse ("Earth can still heal and recover / Given our time and our care. / Some things have vanished forever / But earth will remain, and repair.") clashes with the grandeur and power of the photographs. All ages.
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Grade 1-5 --Charles Lindbergh flew over New England in his last flights as a pilot, accompanied by a photographer who expertly captured the neat towns and farms, as well as the natural beauty of the landscape below, throughout several seasons. Lindbergh's daughter has written a poem in memory of her father, the verses of which are well matched to Brown's full-page color photos. The poet's voice is that of a pilot re-creating the satisfaction of being in the air, looking down at ``. . . wild lands and waters/Scattered with sunlight and rain,'' reflecting, as the pioneer aviator did, that ``Earth's oldest wisdom is wildness:/Wildness must always remain.'' A handsome, strongly delivered plea. --John Peters, New York Public Library
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