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Illustrated book cover titled "the airport: the inside story" by john walton and hannah abbo, featuring diverse people at an airport, including passengers and staff, in a colorful, lively style.
Format: Hardback
Age Range: 5–8
Book Size: 8 ½” x 10 7⁄8”
ISBN: 9781684493098
Pages: 64
Publication Date: July 11, 2023
Price: US $16.99 / CAN $22.99

The Airport

The Inside Story

Pack your bags and get ready to check in at the airport! Meet pilots and baggage handlers, fly in an airplane, and learn about the science behind how everything works in this nonfiction story for kids.

This book is perfect for any child who loves airports or is about to go on a trip. Aviation expert John Walton takes readers behind the scenes to meet the incredible people who work night and day to keep an airport working, from control tower operators to security staff and janitors. The book also explains the science and engineering behind how things work, from X-ray scanners to baggage carousels.

Set over the course of one day, you’ll check in with different people in the airport, including:

• An excited family heading on vacation
• A flight attendant preparing for takeoff
• A sniffer dog and its handler working at the security checkpoint

As you turn the pages of The Airport: The Inside Story, illustrated by Hannah Abbo, marvel at the way airport staff work together—from chefs in kitchens to cleaners and staff assisting passengers with disabilities.

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Author & Illustrator

John Walton is an award-winning journalist who specializes in transport, aviation, airlines, and the passenger experience. John grew up on three continents and likes to joke that he was raised by cabin crew! His lifelong interest in aviation was sparked during a life of shuttling around the world on Boeing 747-100 and -200 aircraft, and he remembers with fondness the days when bored pilots and cabin crew didn’t mind an inquisitive teenager hanging around in cockpits and galleys asking questions.

Hannah Abbo is a self-taught, award-winning illustrator from the United Kingdom. She lives with her partner, child, and (slightly) overweight cat in Lisbon, Portugal. When she’s not drawing she loves making ceramics in a local studio, visiting the botanical gardens, and rollerblading.

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