David Macaulay is the author and illustrator of more than twenty-five books including Cathedral, Pyramid, and Castle. His ground-breaking The Way Things Work has become a modern classic. He won the Caldecott Medal for Black and White. He lives in Vermont.
"A challenging but worthwhile choice for young readers who are curious about flight." --Booklist "Both books revisit subjects covered in earlier books (Castle, rev. 10/77; and The New Way Things Work, rev. 3/89, 3/99), but these topics are here presented with the needs of developing readers in mind." --The Horn Book "Watercolor views of the machinery and airports are just as informative and engaging as one expects from Macaulay. Kids packing their carry-ons for flights of their own will want to tuck in a copy." --BCCB "The beautifully colored illustrations beg for repeated viewings and a larger trim size, but the narrow lines of text in an early-reader format will help children feel comfortable with the information and new terms introduced." --School Library Journal