May 18, 2012

Collection Name: Drachen Foundation Collection

Collection Number: 2413

Post Type: Book

This item was entered by Matthew Sutton. They assume full responsibility for all content.

Artist or Author: Susan Tyrrell

Creation Year: 1978

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ISBN: 0385 13055 4 Language: English Description: "When the weather is warm and the wind is high, you might find yourself at the end of a long string attached to a kite ' merrily gliding toward heavenly parts unknown. This book is a celebration of the romance and lore of kite flying with fascinating tales about the history of kites in different cultures. It also includes 22 kites you can make yourself from the most basic, garbage-bag design to the extremely complex and beautiful centipede kite. There are easy-to-follow diagrams for the novice and the expert alike. You'll learn everything you need to know about how to fly a kite (and keep it up) under various weather conditions. Illustrated throughout with charming drawings, this book should persuade everyone to go fly a kite.'

Susan Tyrrell owns and runs Rainbow Riders, a kite store in Harvard Square, Massachusetts. Ms. Tyrrell is a free-lance illustrator and has always designed and flown her own kites. She lives with her husband in Massachusetts and this is her first book."

167 pages

Geographic: Australia, Brazil, Cook Islands, Fiji, India, Italy, Japan, Peoples Republic of China, Samoa, Thailand, Tonga, United Kingdom, United States

Materials: Bamboo, Carbon, Dowel, Fiberglass, Paper, Ripstop

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