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Alison Wilgus & Molly Brooks on FLYING MACHINES

Take to the skies with Flying Machines! Join us and graphic novelists, Alison Wilgus and Molly Brooks as they chat about and illustrate the famous flying machines designed by the Wright Brothers. Perfect for curious minds ages 8-12, learn about the first airplane models then try your hand at designing your own!

Flying Machines follows the Wright Brothers from their bicycle shop in Dayton, Ohio, to the fields of North Carolina where they were to make their famous flights. In an era of dirigibles and hot air balloons, the Wright Brothers were among the first innovators of heavier than air flight. But in the hotly competitive international race toward flight, Orville and Wilbur were up against a lot more than bad weather. Mechanical failures, lack of information, and even other aviators complicated the Wright Brothers' journey. Though they weren't as wealthy as their European counterparts, their impressive achievements demanded attention on the international stage. Thanks to their carefully recorded experiments and a healthy dash of bravery, the Wright Brothers' flying machines took off.

Called "inspirational reading for budding middle grade inventors and engineers" by the School Library JournalFlying Machines is an original take on science for kids and makes for an event you do not want to miss!

Alison Wilgus is a Brooklyn-based author of comics and prose. She got her start as an animation writer on Codename: Kids Next Door, and her work has since been published by Scholastic, Nickelodeon Magazine, Del Rey, Dark Horse, and Tor.com, among others.
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.

Event date: 
Saturday, June 3, 2017 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Event address: 
31-29 31st Street
Astoria, NY 11106
Science Comics: Flying Machines: How the Wright Brothers Soared Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781626721395
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: First Second - May 23rd, 2017



Event | by Dr. Radut