Aeroplanes

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Oxford University Press, 2003 - Aeronautics - 32 pages
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Each book in theOxford Reds series is on a real-life subject, with a simple lively text and realistic illustrations. Many are written by well-known children's writers. This is the latest addition to the Oxford Reds beginner reader series and ties in with the centenary of the first flight bythe Wright brothers (December 1903).Did you know that the first flight was made 100 years ago, by the Wright brothers? Their Flyer aeroplane stayed in the air for 12 seconds! Oxford Reds Aeroplanes contains information on the first unsuccessful attempts at flight, the launch of the hot-air balloon, the successes of Otto Lilienthaland the Wright brothers, through to today's airliners.
 

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About the author (2003)

Jan Mark is an experienced writer for children, having had over 45 books published. She has won the Penguin/Guardian award and the Library Association Carnegie medal amongst other, as well as being shortlisted for the Whitbread and the Guardian Children's Fiction prize.

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