Megafast Planes

From the Series Megafast

  • Interest Level: Grade 3 - Grade 6   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 4

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.

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-1-46779-365-0
$27.99 $20.99
978-1-46779-586-9
$42.65 $31.99
Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Social Studies
Copyright 2016
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Brand Hungry Tomato ®
Imprint Hungry Tomato ®
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2016-01-01
Reading Counts! Level 7.4
BISACS JNF057010, JNF051120
Dewey 629.133
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 7 x 9
Lexile 1050
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

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.

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.