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The Hallelujah Flight

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"This high-spirited collaboration re-creates the historic flight of James Banning, the first African-American pilot to fly across the continental United States. Bildner (co-creator of the Sluggers series) chronicles this feat in the voice of Thomas Allen, Banning's mechanic and copilot on the 1932 flight from Los Angeles to New York City. Propelled by breezy dialogue, including repeated cries of 'Hallelujah!', the story opens as Banning announces how they'll fund the trip: those who donate food, fuel, and supplies along the way can write their names on the wings of the open-cockpit plane ('They'll fly into the history books right along with us!'). Dubbed the Flying Hoboes by skeptical colleagues, the duo completes their mission despite such hurdles as a leaky engine pump, a fierce storm, and racial prejudice. Rendered in acrylic paint, Holyfield's (Bessie Smith and the Night Riders) stylized paintings help this saga get off the ground effortlessly (night scenes, often lit in blue, take on the feel of movie posters). Especially uplifting is the image of the copilots saluting the sunlit Statue of Liberty from their plane, its wings crowded with signatures. Ages 5 — 8." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

Bildner and Holyfield tell the extraordinary story of James Banning, the first African-American pilot to fly across the country, in this lively picture book. Full color.

About the Author

Phil Bildner, author of the New York Times bestselling Barnstormers series with Loren Long, lives in Brooklyn, New York.

John Holyfield lives in Burke, Virginia.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780399247897
Author:
Bildner, Phil
Publisher:
Putnam Publishing Group
Illustrator:
Holyfield, John
Author:
Holyfield, John
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
Flight
Subject:
Historical - United States - 20th Century
Subject:
People & Places - United States - African-American
Subject:
Children s-Historical Fiction-U.S. 20th Century
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback - picture book
Publication Date:
20100131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from K up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
9.50x10.10x.40 in. .85 lbs.
Age Level:
05-08

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Product details 32 pages Putnam Publishing Group - English 9780399247897 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "This high-spirited collaboration re-creates the historic flight of James Banning, the first African-American pilot to fly across the continental United States. Bildner (co-creator of the Sluggers series) chronicles this feat in the voice of Thomas Allen, Banning's mechanic and copilot on the 1932 flight from Los Angeles to New York City. Propelled by breezy dialogue, including repeated cries of 'Hallelujah!', the story opens as Banning announces how they'll fund the trip: those who donate food, fuel, and supplies along the way can write their names on the wings of the open-cockpit plane ('They'll fly into the history books right along with us!'). Dubbed the Flying Hoboes by skeptical colleagues, the duo completes their mission despite such hurdles as a leaky engine pump, a fierce storm, and racial prejudice. Rendered in acrylic paint, Holyfield's (Bessie Smith and the Night Riders) stylized paintings help this saga get off the ground effortlessly (night scenes, often lit in blue, take on the feel of movie posters). Especially uplifting is the image of the copilots saluting the sunlit Statue of Liberty from their plane, its wings crowded with signatures. Ages 5 — 8." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , Bildner and Holyfield tell the extraordinary story of James Banning, the first African-American pilot to fly across the country, in this lively picture book. Full color.
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