A Dream to Fly
Lisa McCourt. Troll Communications, $15.95 (32pp) ISBN 978-0-8167-7720-4
Several more picture books mark the 100th anniversary of Orville and Wilbur Wright's historic flight on December 17, 1903-and beyond. A Dream to Fly: The Wright Brothers at Kitty Hawk by Lisa McCourt, illus. by Robert Goetzl, reveals the thrill of the first successful flight and the years of research and experimentation that preceded it. Primary source material, including excerpts from Orville's and Wilbur's diaries, and realistic framed and full-bleed illustrations convey the wonder of a machine flying amongst the birds and a detailed depiction of their engine-powered airplane, the Wrights' Flyer.
Reviewed on: 09/01/2003