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Revealing stories from America's past
Calkins Creek Books introduces children to the many people, places, and events that shaped our country's history. Our picture books, chapter books, and novels—nonfiction and historical fiction for ages eight and up—combine original and extensive research with creative, energetic writing. History is key at Calkins Creek-front and center. Our authors transport their readers back in time to recognizable places with living and breathing people.
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"Framing the story in a way that should enthrall any sports fan, Finkelstein traces the rise of aviation from Kitty Hawk to the 1927 Orteig Prize, a $25,000 award for the first person to fly nonstop across the Atlantic. This book focuses on the first three flights to pull it off: the Spirit of St. Louis, piloted by an unknown Charles Lindbergh; the Columbia, led by ambitious shyster Charles A. Levine; and the America, boasting Artic explorer Richard E. Byrd at the controls." —Booklist
"Clearly Sanchez has researched the period well, but the history never overwhelms the narrative. Instead, details of daily life make the story more believable. In a very readable nine-page afterword, Sanchez separates truth from fiction and discusses the novel’s historical background as well as her research. ... History buffs will enjoy reading a war story that is so well grounded in actual events." —Booklist