How a Piece of Cloth Traveled from Kitty Hawk to the Moon and Mars

August 20, 2024

Christy Ottaviano Books/Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

A flight of fancy—and facts—sure to set aspiring scientists’ imaginations soaring.”—Kirkus, starred review

“A blend of cartooning and archival photos from NASA and the National Air and Space Museum evokes an informative comic book feel, adding in mechanical detail that’s just right for budding aeronautical gearheads. But it’s the work’s narrative voice, which alternates between droll humor and geeky enthusiasm, that makes this textile yarn a delight from takeoff to landing.”Publishers Weekly, starred review

★ “Readers with stars (and planets) in their eyes will be fascinated by this little-known swatch of detail from the story of our space program.”Booklist, starred review

The fascinating true story about key milestones in the history of flight (the Wright Flyer, Apollo 11 and Ingenuity on Mars) seen from the point of view of a plain piece of cloth that was present for all three. Fully illustrated picture book.

A Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection