Author(s): Alison Wilgus
Every volume of Science Comics offers a complete introduction to a particular topic - dinosaurs, coral reefs, the solar system, volcanoes, bats, flying machines, and more. These gorgeously illustrated graphic novels offer wildly entertaining views of their s ubjects. Whether you're a fourth grader doing a natural science unit at school or a thirty-year-old with a secret passion for airplanes, these books are for you! This volume: In FLYING MACHINES we follow the famous aviators from their bicycle shop in Dayton, Ohio, to the fields of North Carolina where they planned to make their famous flights. Thanks to their carefully recorded experiments and a healthy dash of bravery, the Wright Brothers' flying machines took off, blazing a trail for the airplanes, jets, and helicopters that would follow.
The word is out about Science Comics, First Second's most anticipated new series! In this high-flying volume, we meet the Wright Brothers and learn about their amazing flying machines.
"Like having a Time Life Science Library in comic books. Which is awesome!" --Popular Science"nspirational reading for budding middle grade inventors and engineers--valuable for its broad picture of aviation's early history and for providing specifics about the technical problems the Wright brothers faced and solved." --School Library Journal"An accessible and engaging introduction to the Wright brothers and how they ushered in the age of flight." --Kirkus
Alison Wilgus is a Brooklyn-based author of comics and prose. She got her start as an animation writer onCodename: Kids Next Door, and her work has since been published by Scholastic, Nickelodeon Magazine, Del Rey, Dark Horse, and Tor.com, among others.Molly Brooks grew up in Nashville, Tennessee, received her MFA in illustration from the School of Visual Arts, and is currently based in Brooklyn. Her illustrations have appeared in The Village Voice, The Guardian, The Boston Globe, Time Out New York, The Toast, BUST Magazine, Sports Illustrated online, and elsewhere.