Book of Flight (Hardcover)

10 Record-Breaking Animals with Wings

By Sam Brewster (By (artist)), Gabrielle Balkan

Phaidon Press, 9780714878638, 48pp.

Publication Date: June 5, 2019

List Price: 19.95*
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Description

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.

Ages 5-8



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.