Book of Flight (Hardcover)
10 Record-Breaking Animals with Wings
Phaidon Press, 9780714878638, 48pp.
Publication Date: June 5, 2019
A stunning world-records book of animal flight, by the author-and-illustrator team behind the bestselling Book of Bones!
Meet ten fascinating flyers through a series of superlatives – and guess who's who while learning about airborne animals. From the fastest (white-throated needletail) to the most acrobatic (flying fox bat), and from the best glider (colugo) to the best backward flyer (hummingbird), each master of flight is cleverly depicted in a blueprint-inspired diagram, accompanied by playful, informative text. The stunning page-turn reveal features a full-color illustration and an explanation of what makes each animal's way of flying so special.
About the Author
Gabrielle Balkan is a writer and editor living in Brooklyn, New York. Her books include the acclaimed Book of Bones and The 50 States atlas series.
Sam Brewster is an award-winning freelance illustrator, photographer, and filmmaker based in London. This is his third children's book.