1982 - Children’s Books, Nonfiction

Flight: A Panorama of Aviation

By Melvin B. Zisfein

Illustrator: Robert Andrew Parker

Original Publisher: Pantheon
Current Publisher: Out of Print
Digital Publisher: Not Available

Reading Level: Not Available 

Children’s Books, Nonfiction Finalists That Year:

  • Jean Fritz for Traitor: The Case of Benedict Arnold
  • James Howe; Mal Warshaw, photos for The Hospital Book
  • Patricia Lauber; Jerome Wexler, photos for Seeds: Pop, Stick, Glide
  • Melvin B. Zisfein; Robert Andrew Parker, ill. for Flight: A Panorama of Aviation

Children’s Books, Nonfiction Winner That Year: Susan Bonners for A Penguin Year

Judges That Year: Not Available

The Year in Literature: A Visit to William Blake's Inn: Poems for Innocent and Experienced Travelers by Nancy Willard won the Newbery Medal.

More Information: Zisfein was primarily known for his work in the field of aerodynamics. From 1971 to 1982 he was the director of the National Air and Space Museum. His papers are kept in the archives at the Smithsonian.

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