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Unconventional Vehicles

Forty-Five of the Strangest Cars, Trains, Planes, Submersibles, Dirigibles, and Rockets EVER
By Michael Hearst ; Illustrated by Hans Jenssen
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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 ...
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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,
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 104
Size: 8 1/2 x 11
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years
Publication Date: 05/18/2021
ISBN: 9781452172866

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.