Jumbo: The Making of the Boeing 747


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$19.99  $18.59
Roaring Brook Press
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12.1 X 10.1 X 0.6 inches | 1.36 pounds

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About the Author

Chris Gall earned a degree in fine arts from the University of Arizona and is the author and illustrator of a dozen acclaimed books, including Dinotrux, a Publishers Weekly Best Children's Book of the Year, The Littlest Train, Dog Vs. Cat, and Go For the Moon. Chris lives in Tucson, Arizona.


In a properly lap- and eye-filling format (it has a 2-foot wingspan), a soaring tribute to the 'Queen of the Skies.' [...] A blast from the past, sure to transport fans of all things big and loud. - Kirkus, starred review

This handsome volume delivers a good deal of information about the world's first jumbo jet, the Boeing 747... An intriguing book for any kid who is passionate (or even a little curious) about planes. - Booklist, starred review

Gall's attention to detail dazzles. - Publishers Weekly

This informative picture book is a fantastic purchase for all libraries and is destined to be loved by young airplane enthusiasts. - School Library Journal

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