Astra is a sleek, shiny airplane who loves to go flying with her best friend, Captain Dan. But when Astra and Dan suddenly find themselves out of a job, Astra must wait in her lonely hangar for a new owner to come along and give them somewhere to go! As the weeks turn into months and the right buyer still doesn’t appear, Astra begins to wonder: Will she ever get to fly again? A series of potential and quirky owners come along, and they are not very nice to Astra. So she gets even with them in a way that only a plane can with her playful sense of humor! Finally, the right buyer comes along, and he tells Captain Dan that Astra is the most beautiful plane that he has ever seen! She ends up flying cross country to her new home in California which is where the next book will pick up. The book is written in rhyming verse, and includes a two-page-glossary of plane terminologies and a three-minute-video of Captain Dan giving kids a tour of the real Astra that is accessible via a QR Code.
Targeted Age Group:: 3-10
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
When my husband unexpectedly and suddenly lost his job as the Chief Corporate Pilot of a Gulfstream 100 corporate jet I became very angry and sad and started writing the book that very night – turning lemons into lemonade!
How Did You Come up With Your Characters?
I intentionally created human characters that are racially diverse so that children of all ethnicities worldwide could relate to them, and also personified Astra the airplane with human-like qualities.
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