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Unconventional Vehicles: Forty-Five of the Strangest Cars, Trains, Planes, Submersibles, Dirigibles, and Rockets Ever

Unconventional Vehicles: Forty-Five of the Strangest Cars, Trains, Planes, Submersibles, Dirigibles, and Rockets Ever

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Think you know vehicles? Think again

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.
- Resonates year-round as a go-to gift for birthdays, holidays, and more
- A great pick for teachers, parents, grandparents, and caregivers
- Add it to the shelf with 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,

Author: Michael Hearst
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Published: 05/18/2021
Pages: 104
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.35lbs
Size: 11.20h x 8.80w x 0.60d
ISBN: 9781452172866
Audience: Ages 9-12

Review Citation(s):
Booklist 04/01/2021 pg. 36
Kirkus Reviews 05/01/2021
School Library Journal 06/01/2021 pg. 76

About the Author
Michael Hearst is the author of the Uncommon Compendiums series, which includes Unusual Creatures, Extraordinary People, and Curious Constructions. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Hans Jenssen is a Dutch-Norwegian illustrator who has drawn cutaways and cross-sections of vehicle interiors for the Star Wars Incredible Cross-Sections series for over 20 years. He lives and works in the United Kingdom.
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