Incredible Journey: The Story of Alcock and Brown - Carolyn Sloan Reviews
Description:Genre: Junior Books / Author: Carolyn Sloan / Illustrator: Simon Smith / Publication Date: 1998 / Publisher: Silver Burdett
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My sons both like airplanes and anything to do with flight, so we have been studying famous aviators. We have books on the Wright Brothers, Louis Bleriot, and several books that combine stories of famous aviators, but surprisingly, in all of our books, there is very little if any mention of Alcock and Brown. In fact, reading many of these books, one could easily believe Charles Lindbergh was the first aviator to cross the Atlantic. In fact. Alcock and Brown beat him to the punch by a full 8 years, and considering the pace of aircraft development at that time, 8 years was quite a long time. The first flight across the channel was spurred on the offer of a ... Read the complete review