Roscoe Turner: From Plows to Planes (Paperback)
A LION IN THE COCKPIT?
More than anything else, Roscoe wanted to go fast Little did he dream as he plowed his father's fields that amazing adventures lay ahead of him in quest of that goal. How could he know that one day he would win races, break flight records, and entertain crowds with his pet lion Gilmore flying beside him?
Based on real-life events, Roscoe Turner: From Plows to Planes dramatizes the aviation pioneer's exploits during the early twentieth century, an age when scientific discoveries happened every day. Born just a few years before the Wright brothers first flight, Roscoe dared to venture into the unknown, performing death-defying tricks and inventing ways to make air travel safer and, of course, faster.
Great for both history and STEM classrooms. author Boots Hensel weaves an enthralling tale in this biographical fiction that will inspire children age 8 and up to pursue their dreams.