EAA Director Releases Second Children's Book
The Spirit of Lindy, by Kermit Weeks
September 20, 2012 - Kermit Weeks, founder and owner of the Fantasy of Flight museum in Polk City, Florida, has released his second children's book, The Spirit of Lindy. His first book, All of Life Is a School (2008), was awarded a bronze IPPY (Independent Publisher Book Awards) in the Children's Books, Ages 7 and Under category, but Weeks feels The Spirit of Lindy has even more potential.
"It's a great story based on the famous flight Charles Lindbergh made from New York to Paris to win the Orteig Prize in 1927," he explained. "I came up with the concept, wrote the story, and had two incredibly talented Disney-trained artists, Dominic Carola (pencils), and Ryan Feltman (paint), do the artwork."
The Spirit of Lindy introduces two new airplane-based characters, Geoffrey D. H., an enthusiastic de Havilland DH-4 mail plane, and Lindy, based on Lindbergh's Spirit of St. Louis. The setting is Weeks' Fantasy of Flight, where familiar characters from the first book - Gee Bee Zee, Puff, and all their friends - work together to help Geoffrey pursue his dream while learning a valuable life lesson.
Like his first book, The Spirit of Lindy emphasizes the importance of going beyond ourselves, said Weeks, a longtime EAA director. "Everyone can relate to the metaphor of reaching for the sky and the stars. Within us all, we soar in our imaginations and fly in our dreams."
The Spirit of Lindy is available at the Fantasy of Flight online gift shop for $19.95 plus sales tax and shipping.