for Unconventional Vehicles by Michael Hearst and Hans Jenssen
Unconventional Vehicles is a nonfiction collection of 45 of the strangest, most unconventional vehicles that have ever existed.
Vehicles include an underwater battery-powered scooter, a carriage pulled by ostriches, a hot air balloon shaped like the Cathedral of Saint Gall, and five different jet packs.
• Filled with history, science, technology, engineering, and interesting bits of trivia, all in one kid-appealing package
• Part of the Uncommon Compendiums series
• Vehicles range from submersibles to dirigibles.
Unconventional Vehicles explores very strange modes of transportation for vehicle fans, rocket inventors, budding space-and-aeronautics experts, and anyone who's ever thought, "Why can't I ride a motorized suitcase through the airport?"
Brimming with fascinating facts and diagrams presented with wit and humor, this book is sure to enthrall vehicle enthusiasts of every age.
• Ideal for children ages 8 to 12 years old, especially those interested in vehicles and engineering
• Author Michael Hearst brings his signature verve and humor to this fascinating read.
• Young readers will devour all the substantive and silly content in this book, proving definitively that nonfiction is anything but dry.
• A great pick for teachers, parents, grandparents, and caregivers
• You'll love this book if you love books like Cars, Trains, Ships, and Planes: A Visual Encyclopedia of Every Vehicle by DK; Stephen Biesty's Incredible Cross-Sections by Stephen Biesty; and Cool Cars by Quentin Willson.