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“All Of Life Is A School”
The first book in the All of Life Is A School series, the story of Gee Bee Zee – the Little Racer, is all about self-discovery. Featuring planes from the Golden Age of Aviation, a time period where aviation was going beyond itself and pushing its boundaries, follow the characters in the story as they strive to be all they can be and learn some important life lessons along their journey. Published in 2008, it won a Bronze IPPY Award in the 13th Annual Independent Publisher Book Awards. Weeks won the Bronze Award in the category “Children’s Books, Ages 7 and Under,” placing in a field of approximately 50 contenders. A total of 3,380 books were entered in 65 categories in the national contest. “All of Life is a School” has sold more than 6,000 copies at air shows, online, and through the Fantasy of Flight gift store. You can also find character merchandise at Kermit Weeks’ online store.
“The Spirit Of Lindy”
The second book in the All of Life Is A School series follows the historical journey of Charles Lindbergh’s famous flight from New York to Paris to win the Orteig Prize in 1927. Featuring familiar characters from “All of Life is a School” and introducing “Lindy”, based on Lindbergh’s plane The Spirit of St. Louis. Lindy is built through the hard work and determination of airplanes at the Fantasy of Flight airfield. During his flight he faces many obstacles, but finds encouragement from within to reach his destiny. You can also find character merchandise at Kermit Weeks’ online store.
See The Real Thing
You’ve read the books and met the characters, now come see the planes that inspired the stories! Get up close to our reproduction of the 1931 Gee Bee Z, the inspiration for the character “Zee” in “All of Life Is A School” and see how science helped us solve one of aviation’s mysteries. While visiting, be sure to check out the planes that inspired some of the other book characters including: “Spirit of St. Louis”, “Miss Los Angeles”, and the Gee Bee R-2. See the colorful characters of the Golden Age of Aviation at home in the Fantasy of Flight hangars.
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