Jumbo: The Making of the Boeing 747
For the 50th anniversary of the Boeing 747's first commercial flight, a picture book about the development of the iconic passenger plane and how it changed the history of air travel.
In 1968, the biggest passenger jet the world had ever seen premiered in Everett, Washington. The giant plane was called the Boeing 747, but reporters named it "the Jumbo jet."
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Praise for Go for the Moon: A Rocket, A Boy, and the First Moon Landing
Gall uses approachable analogies to illuminate STEAM concepts, and an author's note recalls Gall's experience watching the moon landing as a child, further personalizing this edifying and heartfelt story. - Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
Gall balances densely explanatory pages with wide-angle scenes filled with tension and drama. - The New York Times
The final double-page spread is a stunning, vertiginous view of the boy's next generation of homemade rockets lifting off. A solid addition to the growing collection of fine volumes about Apollo 11. - Kirkus
[Gall's] enthusiasm for rocketry shines brightly in loving attention to hardware detail in the art, with human participants rendered as merely necessary adjuncts. - Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
Recommended for science classes and school and public library collections. - School Library Journal
The large trim size places the focus on the richly colored illustrations, which chart and diagram each phase of the journey and return. - Booklist