Book Description: Young readers soar into the past to explore the mysteries of flight. From prehistoric kites to modern-day jets, kids will have fun discovering how people managed to get off the ground and the many daring, gravity-defying and sometimes absurd flights of the imagination used to get in the air. Inventors and scientists tried everything to get in the air: a hot-air balloon manned by barnyard animals, an aerial steam carriage, a giant catapult. About the It's True! series Gross! Creepy! Amazing! Kids will love it. This non-fiction series for older readers features wacky writing, funny cartoons, and remarkable photos that make each book as delightfully entertaining as it is informative. It's True!