TAKE ME OUT TO THE AIRFIELD: How the Wright Brothers Invented the Airplane by Robert Quackenbush

TAKE ME OUT TO THE AIRFIELD: How the Wright Brothers Invented the Airplane

By
Email this review

KIRKUS REVIEW

Quackenbush's outline of the Wright brothers' work with kites, gliders, and plane is short on both biographical background and technical specifics. He mentions ""the brothers'"" successive development of wing warping and of the elevator, rudder, propeller, and motor, but with only the most cursory explanations of how the devices work. There are no diagrams either; instead Quackenbush indulges in full-page, campy portraits of ""the brothers"" at key moments, and adds a running comic-balloon conversation between a boy and girl at the airport and a pilot who answers their questions. (Behind their backs, two unnoticed birds supply flippant commentary--a typical Quackenbush touch.) A drag.

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 1976
Publisher: Parents' Magazine Press