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The Airplane Ride

by Howard White, illustrated by Greta Guzek

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list price: $16.95
edition:Hardcover
published: Oct 2006
ISBN:9780889712249
publisher: Nightwood Editions
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"Recommended... 3 stars out of 4."
-Stephanie Yamniuk, CM Magazine.

Since its publication in 1993, thousands of children have enjoyed the whimsical text and illustrations of The Ferryboat Ride and its companion volume, The Ferryboat Ride Colouring Book. These bestselling titles have garnered praise from teachers, parents and young people, with more than 12,000 copies sold to date.

Now, Greta Guzek takes her colourful paintings to the air, this time accompanied by text by award-winning author Howard White.

In The Airplane Ride, a young boy gets on a plane for the first time to go visit his grandparents, and we experience the newness of his journey along with him. From the sculptures of the Vancouver Airport to the expanse of the Rockies, the Prairies and the Great Lakes, The Airplane Ride captures the grandeur of the Canadian
landscape.

With its delightful combination of winning illustration and simple, playful text, The Airplane Ride is a surefire children's classic.

About the Authors

Howard White

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Greta Guzek

Illustrator and painter Greta Guzek lives in Gibsons, BC. Her illustrative work includes Down at the Seaweed Café, My Vancouver Sketchbook and The Airplane Ride (Harbour Publishing, 2006).

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Editorial Reviews

The friendly, rhyming verse and the playful color pictures reinforce the wonders of flying as a brand new experience, to be cherished and enjoyed. Especially recommended as a read-aloud book for parents to share with young ones before undergoing their very first airplane flight.
?James A. Cox, The Midwest Book Review


Ms Guzek has produced another happy and colourful children's story as a sequel to her highly acclaimed Ferryboat Ride. She made a great choice in getting acclaimed author Howard White to do its text.
?Ron MacIsaac, Lower Island News


Thanks to the strong?but not overt?Canadian content and Gruzek's whimsical illustrations, The Airplaine Ride frequently finds its way to the top of the nighttime pile ...
?John Threlfall, Monday Magazine

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The Airplane Ride

A young boy’s first airplane trip across North America with his parents is described in this lively, easy-to-read picture book. This is a great story to prepare children for their first experience with flying from boarding to disembarkation. The singing rhyme, appropriate for younger audiences, unfolds the descriptions of the changing views below: “shrinking cities, flat oceans, dense forests, flat farmlands, huge lakes, and twinkling lights.” The colourful full-page illustrations bring the story to life.

Source: The Association of Book Publishers of BC. BC Books for BC Schools. 2007-2008.

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