On This Airplane

(Author) (Illustrator)

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$17.99  $16.73
Tundra Books (NY)
Publish Date
11.2 X 8.4 X 0.5 inches | 0.95 pounds

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About the Author

LOURDES HEUER is a children's book author (Esme's Birthday Conga Line) and poet. She was born in Spain to Cuban immigrant parents, then moved to the United States in 1984 -- on an airplane! She holds an M.F.A. in Writing from the Vermont College of Fine Arts and is an Associate Professor of English at Broward College. She lives in South Florida with her husband, son and three dogs.

SARA PALACIOS is the recipient of the Pura Belpré Illustrator Honor Award for her work on Marisol McDonald Doesn't Match and has illustrated many picture books for children. Sara earned her B.F.A. and M.F.A. degrees in illustration from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco where she lives with her husband.


"A calm, informing pre-flight primer and an engaging book to pack to ensure a smooth trip." --Kirkus Reviews

"[A] close observation of each passenger's story arc reveals a temporary community shot through with optimism and good cheer. . . . This thoughtful, human portrait of air travel will make an unusual and resonant addition to all collections." --School Library Journal

"Digitally finished gouache and cut paper drawings by Palacios are filled with personality and compositions that revel in the cabin's spaces, including the precious sliver of air between seats. Air travel may not always be glamorous, but the creators' affection for it is evident and affirming in this book that makes the journey the primary story." --Publishers Weekly

"Clever text describes the sights and sounds of flight routines and dramas, while also offering hints regarding who is who on the illustrated manifest." --Cooperative Children's Book Center