Monday, September 24, 2018

Picture books taking flight

By chance, all five of my picture books to date feature a central figure who flies:

  • Boys of Steel: The Creators of SupermanSuperman (duh)
  • Bill the Boy Wonder: The Secret Co-Creator of BatmanBatman (not self-sustained; via Batplane, Batcopter, Batwing, being ejected out of a giant toaster, etc.)
  • Fairy Spell: How Two Girls Convinced the World That Fairies Are Realfairies (duh)
  • Thirty Minutes Over Oregon: A Japanese Pilot's World War II StoryNobuo Fujita, the pilot of the subtitle
  • The Chupacabra Ate the Candelabra—the chupacabra (not traditionally described as being winged but our cute little version is)

Superman by Ross MacDonald

Batman by Ty Templeton

fairy photographed by Elsie Wright

Nobuo Fujita by Melissa Iwai

chupacabra by Ana Aranda

I went skydiving in 1996:

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