Synopses & Reviews
Some carry people around the world.
Some land on water.
Some can loop around the sky.
What does your favorite plane do?
Blast off into the world of biplanes and gliders, seaplanes and dive bombers, and find out the special jobs of every kind of plane.
“Young flight enthusiasts will soon be taking off on solo reading jaunts.” Kirkus Reviews
“A high-flying treat” Booklist
Blast off into the world of aircraft, from brightly colored hot-air balloons to seaplanes to space stations, in this companion to the popular "I Love Trains!" and "I Love Trucks!" Full color.
About the Author
Philemon has had a strong appetite for books since he was a boy. He loves to read books and poetry aloud in his booming voice. The father of three grown daughters, Philemon enjoys visiting schools and writing for a young audience. "Everything is new to kids," says Philemon. "it is an honor to introduce them to things -- plus, it's fun!"
A former award-winning architect, Philemon now uses his vision to create books rather than buildings. Philemon had his first book published in 1995 and has published at least a book a year since then. He typically likes to work on two or three new story ideas at a time.
As a boy, Philemon spent many summers at his grandpa's house in Bristol, Rhode Island, where he fell in love with boats and the sea. After a four-year Navy stint in Japan, he moved back to Rhode Island. When he wasn't working on the development of downtown Providence, the waterfront of Newport, or the boat basin on Nantucket, he spent his time sailing, clamming, and riding the waves in his dory, the Dawn Treader. He even spent a year living on an old ferryboat moored in Providence Harbor.
Currently, Philemon splits his time between the city and the country. He can be found at home in the heart of Boston's South End (in a brownstone he redesigned) or out in the charming country town of Princeton, Massachusetts. He lives with his wife, Judy Sue, and his two dogs, Rufina and Giotto. Wherever he is, Philemon enjoys cooking and eating and spending time with friends. (Rufina and Giotto love his leftovers!)