The Airplane Ride

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Nightwood Editions, 2006 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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"Recommended... 3 stars out of 4."-Stephanie Yamniuk, CM Magazine. Since its publication in 1993, thousands of children have enjoyed the whimsical text and illustrations of The Ferryboat Ride and its companion volume, The Ferryboat Ride Colouring Book. These bestselling titles have garnered praise from teachers, parents and young people, with more than 12,000 copies sold to date.Now, Greta Guzek takes her colourful paintings to the air, this time accompanied by text by award-winning author Howard White.In The Airplane Ride, a young boy gets on a plane for the first time to go visit his grandparents, and we experience the newness of his journey along with him. From the sculptures of the Vancouver Airport to the expanse of the Rockies, the Prairies and the Great Lakes, The Airplane Ride captures the grandeur of the Canadianlandscape.With its delightful combination of winning illustration and simple, playful text, The Airplane Ride is a surefire children's classic.

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About the author (2006)

Canadian author Howard White grew up on Nelson Island, British Columbia in the 1950's. White started his career as a newspaper reporter and later wrote for magazines and science and political books. He has written in such books as The Sunshine Coast and Spilsbury Coast: Pioneer Years in the Wet West. White received the 1991 Stephen Leacock Medal for Humor for his book Writing in the Rain and the 1995 British Columbia Book Prize and the Haig Brown Regional Prize for Raincoat Chronicles.

Illustrator and painter Greta Guzek lives in Gibsons, BC. Her illustrative work includes Down at the Seaweed Café , My Vancouver Sketchbook and The Airplane Rid e (Harbour Publishing, 2006).

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