From the Series Megafast
Are you ready to take off with the world’s fastest supersonic aircraft? Strap yourself in for a trip in the MiG-25 Foxbat interceptor and clock up to 2,100 mph (3,380 kmh/h)! Soar in the NAA X-15 rocket plane, which set a record of 4,520 mph (7,274 km/h) in 1967! Hop into the world’s fastest jet, the NASA Hyper X-43 scramjet, but hang on—it has the potential to go 7,000 mph (11,265 km/h)! Detailed illustrations put you in the cockpits of these mighty, streaking aircraft, while bite-sized facts explain how they work, their pilots’ daring risks, and the thrill of supersonic flight.
|Interest Level||Grade 3 - Grade 6|
|Reading Level||Grade 4|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Brand||Hungry Tomato ®|
|Imprint||Hungry Tomato ®|
|Number of Pages||32|
|Reading Counts! Level||7.4|
|Dimensions||7 x 9|
|Guided Reading Level||T|
|ATOS Reading Level||6.3|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||181179|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||1.0|
|Features||Bibliography/further reading, Fast facts, Glossary, Index, Sidebars, and Table of contents|
Author: John Farndon
John Farndon is Royal Literary Fellow at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge, UK, and the author of a huge number of books for adults and children on science, technology, and nature.
Illustrator: Jeremy Pyke
After a nine-year stint in the Royal Air Force as an airframes technician, Jeremy Pyke decided to launch a new career as a freelance illustrator. He started as an airbrush artist in 1988. He lives in the UK.
Illustrator: Mat Edwards
UK-based illustrator Mat Edwards has been drawing for as long as he can remember. He began his career working in art studios, becoming a freelance artist in 1992, and carved a flourishing career that continues right up to today.