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Title:
Amazing aircraft
Author:
Simon, Seymour.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : SeaStar Books, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Summary:
Provides an easy-to-read overview of the history of aircraft.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
710 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 4.5 0.5 61511.

Reading Counts RC K-2 3.5 2 Quiz: 31731 Guided reading level: M.
ISBN:
9781587171796

9781587171802
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Book

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Provides an easy-to-read overview of the history of aircraft.


Author Notes

Seymour Simon the author of over 200 science books for children. More than half of his books have been named Outstanding Science Trade Books for Children by the National Science Teachers Association. He lives in Great Neck, New York.


Reviews 3

Booklist Review

Gr. 1^-3. From Seymour Simon's See More Readers series of nonfiction books, these volumes offer photographs and basic information on high-interest topics. In Aircraft, Simon presents a brief, historical survey of flight, including hot air balloons, the Wright brothers, Bleriot, Lindbergh, the Hindenburg, seaplanes, the Spitfire, the DC-3, the 747, helicopters, gliders, the Concorde, the F-17 Stealth fighter, and an enormous cargo plane. Although the words are not all simple, they appear in large, legible type. A typical double-page spread includes a colorful photo accompanied by a few lines of text. With clear photos and succinct writing, these volumes will fill a demand for informative books that are short and easy enough for primary-grade children to read independently. They are also appropriate for reading aloud to younger children. Check the Series Roundup for titles on volcanoes and baby animals. --Carolyn Phelan


Publisher's Weekly Review

The SeeMore Readers series by Seymour Simon continues with the addition of four new titles. Baby Animals and Fighting Fires are Level 1 readers (preschool to grade three); Level 2 readers (grades 1-3) include Danger! Volcanoes and Amazing Aircraft. Softcover editions contain a perforated page of four collectible cards with full-color photographs on one side and facts on the other. (July) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


School Library Journal Review

Gr 1-3-Simon gets to the essence of his subjects through bold, dramatic color photographs and short, crisp texts. The first book draws comparisons between how long it took early aircraft to accomplish their missions and how long it takes modern planes; the inclusion of data about an aircraft of the future adds a touch of excitement. The description of the Hindenburg tragedy, however, seems stuck in between the discussions of various types of vehicles and their capabilities. Still, this is a good introductory title. Volcanoes begins with two full-page spreads of volcanoes erupting, first with a sky of smoke and then with a sky of fire. There can be no doubt in youngsters' minds that they are reading about something powerful, and Simon describes the damage as well as the positive aspects of these explosions. The photographs are so compelling that it is a shame that they are not identified (although the sources are given). How a volcano changes the weather and how lava comes through that hole in the ground are left unanswered, but this introductory book is meant to whet the appetite, and that it does.-Edith Ching, St. Albans School, Mt. St. Alban, Washington, DC (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.