Taking Flight

Taking Flight:
How the Wright Brothers conquered the skies.

Follow the fearless highs and dangerous lows of the Wright brothers in their quest to take to the skies in this courageous – and true – story of the pioneers of flight. The Wright brothers dared to dream of being the first men in the world to fly… but would they ever see their dreams take flight? The golden age of aviation is brought vividly to life in this story of determination, ingenuity, and courage from Adam Hancher.

Year 2: Flying Machines
Play and make paper aeroplanes, learn about balloon power and how to make your own helicopter. Design a flying machine and discover the history of those who dared to fly.

  • Publisher: Quarto
  • Format: Paperback
  • Print length: 32 pages
  • Dimensions: 9.25 in x 11.42 in / 235.00 mm x 290.00 mm
  • Reading age: 8 - 14 years old
  • Publication date: August 2nd, 2018
  • ISBN: ISBN9781786031235

Adam Hancher

Adam is an illustrator hailing from The Black Country, now based in East London. He graduated from the University of West England with first class honours in 2010. His clients include: The Guardian, The Wall Street Journal, Puffin Books and Penguin Random House. Adam's work combines analog and digital techniques - ink, pencil, and Photoshop being his main tools. There is a strong focus on narrative within his work, often dealing with complex emotions and personal journeys conveyed though one image. His first book, The Little Pioneer, is published by Frances Lincoln in the UK and Doubleday in the US.

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