Science Comics: Flying Machines: How the Wright Brothers Soared


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6.1 X 8.6 X 0.5 inches | 0.85 pounds

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About the Author

Benjamin A. Wilgus is a Brooklyn-based author of comics and prose. He got his start as an animation writer on Codename: Kids Next Door, and his work has since been published by Scholastic, Nickelodeon Magazine, Del Rey, Dark Horse, and, among others. His middle grade graphic novel Science Comics: Flying Machines (with artist Molly Brooks) was named one of the National Science Teachers Association's Best STEM Books for 2018. He is also the writer of the YA graphic novel The Mars Challenge (with artist Wyeth Yates).

Molly Brooks grew up in Nashville, Tennessee, received her MFA in illustration from the School of Visual Arts, and is currently based in Brooklyn. Her illustrations have appeared in The Village Voice, The Guardian, The Boston Globe, Time Out New York, The Toast, BUST Magazine, Sports Illustrated online, and elsewhere.


Praise for the Science Comics series:

This series--written by a handful of authors--seems determined to offer a useful introduction to anything a curious grade-school student might wonder about. The insight behind these books is a powerful one. So much information about the world around us is actually better conveyed visually, through charts, illustrations, and sequential panels, than purely using words. --New York Times

Like having a Time Life Science Library in comic books. Which is awesome! --Popular Science

Praise for Science Comics: Flying Machines:

Inspirational reading for budding middle grade inventors and engineers--valuable for its broad picture of aviation's early history and for providing specifics about the technical problems the Wright brothers faced and solved. --School Library Journal

An accessible and engaging introduction to the Wright brothers and how they ushered in the age of flight. --Kirkus