Flight for Freedom: The Wetzel Family's Daring Escape from East Germany (Berlin Wall History for Kids Book; Nonfiction Picture Books)

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Chronicle Books
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8.3 X 11.0 X 0.5 inches | 1.0 pounds

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About the Author

Kristen Fulton is a children's book author. She can always be found with a notebook in hand as she ventures through historical sites and museums. Most of the time she lives in Florida--but she can also be found traveling the country by RV.

Torben Kuhlmann is an award-winning children's book author and illustrator. Starting in kindergarten he became known as "the draftsman." Flying machines and rich historical detail often adorn his work. He lives in Hamburg, Germany.


"Flight for Freedom is a model historical picture book. Older readers (and adults!) are likely to want to learn more. [T]his gem of a book brings the historical setting vividly to life under its own steam."-Booklist, Starred Review
"This thrilling account, based on an event that took place in 1979, offers young readers a sense of why a family might risk everything to emigrate."-Shelf Awareness
"These events seem too incredible to be true, but they really happened. The dramatic exit and daring flight will hold readers in suspense. . . [Flight for Freedom], like The Wall by Peter Sís, will encourage [young readers] to learn more [about the Cold War]."-School Library Journal
"[T]hrilling. . . 'Flight for Freedom' manages to be suspenseful, as well as beautifully presented. It's timely, too."-Wall Street Journal