FEMALE PROTAGONIST: Alis appears throughout the book, interacting with planes along with her dog and her horse.
DIVERSE: Alis is inspired by Dr. Alis Kennedy, the first Indigenous female commercial pilot in Canada. There will be an About Alis spread that tells her story.
UNIQUE ART: Stunning and eye-catching paper art created by a hugely talented first-time illustrator.
STEAM CONNECTIONS: aviation, makers, engineering
EVERGREEN SUBJECT: Planes and things that go are an ever-popular and perennial favorite.
HISTORICALLY ACCURATE: The author is a historian and writer of aviation books.
NONFICTION CONTENT: there will be a glossary of planes at the back of the book, and the illustrations throughout are based on the actual planes.
PRAISE FOR Polar Winds: A Century of Flying the Arctic by Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail:
“Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail brings us an extraordinarily intimate, engaging and all-encompassing chronicle of Canadian flight north of the 60th parallel. Metcalfe-Chenail proves herself a remarkable historian and writer, weaving factual accounts with compelling stories of risk, heroism and adventure.”—Carol Shaben, author of Into the Abyss
“Metcalfe-Chenail has captured a rich heritage in great detail, and yet woven it all together in such an entertaining way that it’s hard to put Polar Winds down.”—Sherwood/Strathcona News
PRAISE FOR For the Love of Flying by Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail:
“[A] beautifully illustrated account…. Brochures, advertisements, articles, and sidebars about flying in the wet wilderness are scattered among contemporary and historic photographs, and all of it gives For the Love of Flying the ability to transport readers on journeys to the outer reaches of the civilized world.”—Air&Space Magazine, Smithsonian Museum
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