Patrick O'Brien / Author, Patrick O'Brien / Illustrator Walker
On another popular nonfiction topic, Patrick O'Brien's Fantastic Flights: One Hundred Years of Flying on the Edge, follows the stories of 17 historic 20th-century flights. Beginning with the Wright brothers' 12 airborne seconds at Kitty Hawk (""First Flight""), he chronicles such feats as Lindbergh's solo cross-Atlantic flight, Amelia Earhart's disappearance while attempting to circumnavigate the globe, the lunar landing of the Apollo's Eagle module and Pathfinder's trip to Mars. O'Brien's watercolor and gouache paintings celebrate the ships and their navigators.
Reviewed on: 08/01/2003