"A lively, lyrical introduction to some of aviation's more memorable milestones. (endnotes & timeline) (Poetry. 10 & up)"
Thirteen buoyant poems highlight famous and infamous attempts to fly, starting with Icarus's misguided efforts to rise "on wings of wax" in 800 BCE and ending in 2002 with that "behemoth of adventure" and "front-row ticket to celestial theater in the round," Space Shuttle Columbia.
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