Monday, November 23, 2009

Enchanting Review: Cromwell Dixon's Sky-Cycle

Children's Historical
ISBN# 978-0399250415
32 pages
Hardcover—Available Now

Rating: 4.5 Enchantments

Based on the true story of CROMWELL DIXON'S SKY-CYCLE, this fun and brightly illustrated children's book details young Cromwell's journey to making his dream of flying through the air a reality. With the help of his mother and unwavering drive to make his dream a reality, despite at least one horrendous set back when part of his sky-cycle catches fire before he has a chance to fly, Cromwell makes his goal a reality.

I really enjoyed CROMWELL DIXON'S SKY-CYCLE. Filled with charming and colorful illustrations that richly accompany the story, kids will no doubt enjoy following along as Cromwell begins his journey from inventor to first boy to fly through the air on bicycle. Based in reality, it was a nice touch to see a photo of the real Cromwell and his mother at the end of the story. My favorite scene is when the first version of the sky-cycle meets with a mishap and Cromwell is forced to start all over again, vowing to make it better then the first was.

CROMWELL DIXON'S SKY-CYCLE will appeal to kids and adults alike.

John Abbot Nez has made more than fifty children's books of all sorts. He lives in Seattle with his wife and two children. Visit his website: It has more details about my bookmaking and illustrations at to learn more about his bookmaking and illustrations. And learn more about him and his artwork at

Enchanting Reviews
November 2009

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