World on a String: The Story of Kites 1968 Jane Yolen SIGNED ~ Kiting History ~ Will Yolen


Title: World on a String: The Story of Kites

Author: Jane Yolen
Illustrator: Robert Quackenbush

Description: Inscribed by author with her kite drawing on ffep. Third printing (per last page of text). Boards in golden-ochre cloth, stamped in brown. An attractive copy, unmarked, clean, and crisp. Illustrated with photographs. Index. Dust jacket illustration by Robert Quackenbush. Dust jacket price clipped; in an archival mylar sleeve. pp. 143, [1]. 10'' x 7''.

Telling the story of kites, Yolen describes ''every aspect of the kite--its history, the legends and lore that surround kite flying, kites as a means of transportation, kites as instruments of war, the kite's contribution to science, the kite as a religious symbol, kite flying today, the kite as art object, kite flying as a sport.''

Jane Yolen, a prolific and award-winning author, is notably the daughter of the famous kite-flying enthusiast and champion Will Yolen, recognized for his kite flying accomplishments in both the Guinness Book of World Records and Ripley's Believe It Or Not. Her father was also the author of two books on kite flying.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Near Fine
Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Publisher: The World Publishing Company
Place: Cleveland and New York
Year: 1968

Keywords: kiting, Will Yolen, history, kite flying,

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