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Dirt Bikes, Drones, and Other Ways to Fly (2014)
"Readers will worry, laugh and ultimately soar along with Arlo as he finds his way. Nuanced supporting characters and a vivid New Mexico landscape ground Arlo’s dilemma, creating a superbly well-balanced narrative."
Kirkus, starred review. Click here for full review.
School Library Journal. Click here for full review.
Project Muse. Click here for full review.
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Booklist. Click here for full review.
John Willson, Eagle Harbor Book Co.
Carl Deuker, author of RUNNER
"And this from your palette: 'The dusty green of the far hills, the powder blue of the forest, black where the fire singed it. The broken gray of the talus shelf. All swirling into veined rust, which is the color of the tumbling mesa the color of life.'
"Thanks so much for this!"
Joseph Theroux, Hilo, Hawaii
"I've been meaning to tell you what a complete joy this book is. I've been gliding through it a few pages at a time each night, just before falling asleep, and I always wake up thinking about it. Your ear for the inner voice of a teenage boy is exquisite, and your feel for the Southwestlandscape, culture, people, everythingis transporting. I taste and smell the place in every line of your clean, sensory prose.
Geoffrey Cowley, New York City
"I finally was able to sit down in my camp chair and read your last book. I really enjoyed it. Deeply familiar, adventurous, curious and poignant."
Danielle Segura, Joshua Tree, CA
Tim Coggeshall, Cape Cod, MA
Keaton Bentley, Colorado
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DIRT BIKES, DRONES, AND OTHER WAYS TO FLY is a 2014 Junior Library Guild selection.
DIRT BIKES, DRONES, AND OTHER WAYS TO FLY has landed on Air & Space/Smithsonian’s 2014 list of Best Aviation and Space-Themed Books for Young Readers. The list--which will be published in December--is an annual roundup of children’s and YA titles that focus on flying.
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