The Flying Man

The Flying Man tells the story of Gustav and Otto Lilienthal, who struggled to create flying machines decades before the Wright Brothers whom they inspired. This charming book by Mike Downs with illustrations by David Hohn celebrates ingenuity, persistence, and bravery as we follow the lifelong pursuit of the brothers into the air until Otto becomes “The Flying Man.” Recommended by Sarah

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The Flying Man: The Life of Otto Lilienthal, the World's First Pilot Cover Image
By Mike Downs, David Hohn (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781635925500
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Published: Astra Young Readers - December 6th, 2022

Here is the little-known history of Otto Lilienthal, a daring man whose more than 2,000 successful flights inspired the Wright Brothers and other aviation pioneers.