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Winner of Favorite Paperbacks for 1994-IRA/CBC and A Children`s Book-of- the-Month Club Selection. Ideals Children`s Books award-winning Discovery Readers (r) Series was created to answer children`s questions with fascinating facts and accurate illustrations. Each book has been reviewed by educational advisors and reading-level tested. Easy-to-read text explains how airplanes fly and also takes a trip through flying machine history.
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Prize-winning author, Melvin Berger, believes that science should always be fun. In his books - he has written over 200! - and in his talks to young people, he stresses the excitement of science and the thrill of scientific discovery.
He also believes in a hands-on approach to science for young people. Many of his books are full of interesting, informative, and easy-to-do activities and experiments.
His great enthusiasm for science spills over into Mr. Berger’s hobby of collecting old scientific instruments. In his collection is everything from 18th century microscopes to an ancient chinese opium balance.
Born and raised in New York City, Mr. Berger has earned degrees from the University of Rochester, Columbia University, and London (England) University. In 1983, he was elected to the New York Academy of Sciences. Over the years he has won awards from the Children’s book Council, National Science Teachers Association, Child Study Association, Library of Congress, and New York Public Library. He lives in New York City and East Hampton, New York, with his wife, Gilda, who is also an author.From School Library Journal:
Kindergarten-Grade 2?Based on the idea that readers have arrived at the airport in preparation for a flight, this title presents a very simplified introduction to the topic. Several pages are devoted to the history of flight and early pioneers in the field. About 10 pages explain how propellers and jet engines help airplanes and helicopters to fly. No mention is made of how the shape of the wing is involved. The text of three to six sentences per page is set in large primary type. Vocabulary is appropriate for the intended audience; pronunciation is included, but on an inconsistent basis. Help is given for such words as cabin and cargo, but not for theater, instruments, and attendant. Pen-and-ink and watercolor illustrations add interest. For collections looking for "books about airplanes" for their youngest patrons, this one is adequate.?Eldon Younce, Harper Elementary School, KS
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