Arctic Airlift

Summary:

When Robert, listening on his radio in the Midwest, learns from an Airship Captain that the Polar Ice Pack has cracked in several places, he knew that could spell trouble for Santa, and Christmas. Can Robert get help to Santa from where he sits in Middle America?


Reader Enjoyment Factors:

The story goes well beyond Christmas, and mixes ecology, geography, airships, and hobbies in an engaging way. Both budding hobbyists/scientists and experienced ones will enjoy this story.

Content Awareness Factors:

None.


Little Kid Reaction

S/He found the pictures irresistable. Our sometimes wiggly listener was spell-bound.

Parent Reaction

What a great story. It's wonderful to find holiday treasures that go beyond the norm … and this one does that splendidly.

Type of Book:
This is a holiday story with lessons for all year 'round.
Educational Themes:

The story gives parents plenty to take away for later use in exploring or expanding on the topics: airships, weather stations, weather, geography, ecology, radio hobbies, radio waves.

Reading Level:
0.0
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
9 to 12
Recommended Age To Read Together:
4 to 10
Age of child:
Started reading with 4-year-old child.
Purchase Recommendation:
Buy! Anyone looking for a a "buy book" for the holidays can expect this one to get dog-eared quickly. It has great utility beyond the holidays and will grow with your child. It is worth the investment.

Title Arctic Airlift
Author Richard Ross
Publisher Blue Fox Press © 2005
Illustrators Richard Ross
ISBN 9780976311904
Material Audio Book
Cost $17.00
Genres Ecology | Environment, Geography, Holidays, Religion
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