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Jet Plane: How It Works

Jet Plane: How It Works

David Macaulay with Sheila Keenan

Square Fish


Trade Paperback

Go on an airplane ride.

It weighs as much as 100 elephants, but it can fly for hours. How does a jet do that? From the engine that provides the power and wings that lift the plane off the ground to the cockpit controls and passenger cabin, see how these modern marvels work and what makes them stay in the air.


Praise for Jet Plane: How It Works

“A challenging but worthwhile choice for young readers who are curious about flight.” —Booklist

“Both books revisit subjects covered in earlier books (Castle, rev. 10/77; and The New Way Things Work, rev. 3/89, 3/99), but these topics are here presented with the needs of developing readers in mind.” —The Horn Book

“Watercolor views of the machinery and airports are just as informative and engaging as one expects from Macaulay. Kids packing their carry-ons for flights of their own will want to tuck in a copy.” —BCCB

“The beautifully colored illustrations beg for repeated viewings and a larger trim size, but the narrow lines of text in an early-reader format will help children feel comfortable with the information and new terms introduced.” —School Library Journal

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About the author

David Macaulay with Sheila Keenan

David Macaulay is the author and illustrator of more than twenty-five books including Cathedral, Pyramid, and Castle. His ground-breaking The Way Things Work has become a modern classic. He won the Caldecott Medal for Black and White. He lives in Vermont.

David Macaulay

Sheila Keenan

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