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FLY! by Barry  Moser


by Barry Moser & illustrated by Barry Moser

Pub Date: Sept. 30th, 1993
ISBN: 0-06-022893-8
Publisher: HarperCollins

Subtitle: A Brief History of Flight Illustrated. As a kid, Moser says, he loved to draw pictures of airplanes, and he still does. Choosing key moments in aviation history, he accompanies three-quarter-spread watercolors with a brief text (expanded in lengthy ``Historical Notes'') and an idiosyncratic timeline, running along the bottom of each page, ranging from the invention of ice cream to the Russian Revolution. (``1936, Life magazine first published. 1939, film The Wizard of Oz appears. 1940, penicillin developed,'' etc.) Who's to say his priorities are wrong? The illustrations are evocative and handsomely structured- -but, for the subject, static. Good browsing. Bibliography. (Nonfiction. 8+)