The Day I Learned to Fly, by Jeffery D. Kennon
Eight year old Jeff’s imagination isn’t earth bound. He dreams of flying over his neighborhood, free from the bonds of gravity – becoming part of the elite list of eight year olds who have flown. When he and his brothers begin building a homemade go kart, he leaps on this opportunity to use his ingenuity, and make his dreams real!
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Jeff shares some behind the scenes info about writing this book!
By Liebeleslie on November 13, 2013
Loved it! It reminded me of what it was like to be a little kid with a big dream. Sometimes a dream doesn’t turn out like you think it will….But sometimes how IT DOES turn out is surprisingly great, and getting there is half the fun. Enchanting and authentic.
By Debbie on November 11, 2013
I read the book, and thought it was wonderful. You were able to combine a boy’s imagination with boyhood memories, all wrapped around an evident close family relationship. I could almost see your sense of adventure turning into sheer terror as you barreled down the road and the wings started breaking…. I can see kids reading this, and then raiding the garage and sheds for pieces to make their own vehicles to have adventures with. Let’s just hope that they don’t take pieces off of items that are still being used… : ) it’ a great book about letting your imagination take you any where you want to go, and that you can do anything if you try.
By Laharan on October 17, 2013
This delightful book celebrates and encourages imagination with all the whimsy and fervor of childhood. I don’t know who enjoyed it more… me or my boys! The humor and earnestness of this young inventor drew me in and brought me back to that magical place where we can touch what’s possible. Following his detailed exploits and heartwarming conclusion, led me on a trip down memory lane, and an encouraged me to dust off that child inside and dream some more.