Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2003. Illustrated by Bill Farnsworth. 0802852343. First editon. Oblong 4to. Unpaginated. Hard cover with glossy illustrated boards. Fine book. / Fine dust jacket. Item #210
A beautifully illustrated story about the Wright Brothers first flight at Kitty Hawk. On December 17. 1903, the Wright Brothers changed the world when they first flew their homemade powered airplane at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. In One Fine Day author Elizabeth Van Steenwyk celebrates that first flight in the form of an old-time radion play, beautifully illustrated by Bill farnsworth. The brotherly banter of the dialogue captures the character of Wilbur and Orville Wright and the excitement of their accomplishment, while offering young readers an opportunity to reenact the drama of that important day. "Elizabeth Van Steenwyk's account is authentic, believable, and appropriate for the age group for which she is writing. The Wright Brothers were articulate, never verbose, and her fictional dialogue reflects that well." - Marion Davis Wright. Bill Farnsworth has illustrated many books for children including The Great Stone Face retold bu Gary D. Schmidt, A Humble Life: Plain Poeks by Linda Oatman High, and When Abraham Talked to the Trees by Elizabeth Van Steenwyk.