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Plane Tales

4.80 out of 5 based on 5 customer ratings
(5 customer reviews)


A collection of delightful short stories and essential facts about the aircraft of The Yorkshire Air Museum.Written by Chris Collard with illustrations by artist Mick Groves, this book introduces you to the aircraft of the Museum and some of the characters created by Chris.

“Producing books about aircraft for young children is no simple task and the Yorkshire Air Museum is to be congratulated on publishing one of the best we’ve seen. ….. Plane Tales transforms various real aircraft on display .. into characters and also includes some basic information about them…

The latter might be a useful reference for us older readers too!
FlyPast Magazine. 2019


Product Description

A delightful book of short stories suitable for children, Chris Collard’s stories take you on a journey with some of the aircraft of the Museum.
Read what these aircraft say to each other as they chat together inside the grounds of the Museum when nobody else is listening.
With illustrations by local artist Mick Groves, the Museum’s aircraft come to life and talk about their experienced when they were able to fly and what life is like safe and secure inside the Museum.
This 48 page book is exclusive to The Yorkshire Air Museum and is a great way to support the work of the Museum while also providing an entertaining read for young minds with an interest in old aircraft.

5 reviews for Plane Tales

  1. 5 out of 5


    Great book Dad. Excellent stories, information and animation. Kids will love it

  2. 5 out of 5


    Beautifully illustrated bedtime stories with a feel good factor. Perfectly suited to a more knowledgeable adult passing on their passion to a younger member of the family. Great combination of fact and fiction.

  3. 5 out of 5


    I enjoyed reading this little book about the YAM planes and learnt a lot. The stories are easy to read and the conversations give a sense of how pilots of each plane may have felt about them and their strengths and idiosyncrasies. The information is just enough for a”plane novice” like me and the illustrations are excellent.

  4. 5 out of 5


    These classic planes cry out to be given names and personalities and that’s just what these words and pictures have done. The creators have got it just right and kids will be gently transported into all the exhilaration, ingenuity, variety, human interest and heroism that swirls around these objects from aviation history. At least this big kid was!

  5. 4 out of 5


    I wish this book had been available when my children, or grandchildren, had been young. The combination of easy-to-read stories and lively illustrations will get any child interested in aeroplanes in general and the museum exhibits in particular. Adults who don’t know much about aviation should find it an fascinating introduction as well. Well done to the Museum for publishing.

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