My sister had bought this book for me while we were at the Air and Space Museum in Washington D.C. over the weekend.
Overview from GoodReads:
Young readers will love the legend of the great American aviator, Chuck Yeager, who grew up from humble beginnings to become the first person to fly a plane faster than the speed of sound. This beautifully illustrated book shows scenes of Chuck as a boy in rural West Virginia, describes his wild flights as a test pilot in the U. S. Air Force, and recounts the terrifying bumping and rattling flights as he neared the “sound barrier.” The book presents a chapter on what the sound barrier is and why it is so dangerous. The reader can experience, with Chuck, the beautiful moment of success as his rocket plane breaks through to supersonic speeds. Young people will remember always this heroic story and the legendary pilot who took the world of aviation into a new era.
I really enjoyed reading this book and, although it seems like a children’s book, it was very informative and the drawings were just outstandingly done!
Until my next post,