ISBN: 9781452172866

Publication date: 27 May 2021

Author: Michael Hearst, Hans Jenssen

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