The wonderful book The Fantastic Flight of the Silver Dart tells the story of the Aerial Experiment Association (A.E.A) founded by Alexander Graham Bell and his wife, Mabel Bell. Through a lyrical poem, the author takes the readers along with a friendly little mouse and teaches them about experiments leading to the creation of the aircraft that achieved the first powered flight in Canada, the Silver Dart.
Author Linda Brand, a full-time Interpretation Officer at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum, has crafted this story so that young readers can share in celebrating the hundredth anniversary of the event that launched a century of achievements in Canadian aviation.
“The children were fascinated by the history and were
able to recall the events, dates, places for a long time after
Ms. Rosa Barcotti, Kanata Research Park Family Centre, Ottawa, Ontario
The book The Fantastic Flight of the Silver Dart can be purchased at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum Aeronautica Boutique, 11 Aviation Parkway, Ottawa, Ontario.
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