FLIGHT by Robert Burleigh

FLIGHT

The Journey of Charles Lindbergh
by , illustrated by
Age Range: 4 - 11

KIRKUS REVIEW

 Even the awkward style here (a choppy, breathless tone is exacerbated by the relentless use of fragments and single- sentence paragraphs) conveys the excitement of Lindbergh's historic flight at the age of 25, but Wimmer's double-spread paintings steal the show: from the first glimpse of the aircraft through an arch formed by the pilot's determined-looking legs, they capture the feel of the cabin, the beauty of sea and sky, the drama of the nighttime arrival--all in impressionistic paintings peopled with realistic portraits, most notably of the weary hero appealingly sprawled in sleep on the last page. A book that brings new life to one of the stories of the century. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 4-11)*justify no*

Pub Date: Sept. 25th, 1991
ISBN: 0-399-22272-3
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Philomel
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 15th, 1991




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