Children’s author and illustrator, John Abbott Nez, tells the true story of America’s ‘Boy Aeronaut’ in Cromwell Dixon’s Sky-Cycle. Ã‚Â (An aeronaut being the pilot of a lighter-than-air aircraft such as a balloon. Not an arrow with a knot in it. But we knew that. IÃ‚Â certainlyÃ‚Â didn’t have to look it up in the dictionary that’s now sitting next to me). As the story goes, in 1907 a boy named Cromwell Dixon dreamed of building his own flying airship.Ã‚Â FortunatelyÃ‚Â for us he used a bicycle parts, earning him a spot on BikeRumor.com, and helping make the cyclists of the world a little bit smarter about American history.
Check out John Nez’s site for the new book or grab it cheap from Amazon.com. There is a short video trailer for the book showing some of the great artwork, history on the sky-cycle, history of 1907 and more.
Also, click ‘more’ for actual photos of Cromwell Dixon’s Sky-Cycle.
Other books have been written about Cromwell Dixon. Although he died very young, about age 19, heÃ‚Â accomplishments were amazing. Here’s a link to a biography.
Testing out a new propeller.
Look how YOUNG he was!!