Hugh Armstrong Robinson

Publisher: Goldminds Publishing

Hugh Armstrong Robinson:The Story of Flying Lucky 13, an Aviation Pioneer details the life and accomplishments of aviation pioneer Hugh Armstrong Robinson (~1881-1963). Beginning with his early motorcycle and automobile exploits, the text follows Robinson’s career from ballooning and dirigible flights to gliders and powered airplanes. Flying with his “Lucky 13” talisman, Robinson had many first-flight feats and gave over nine hundred flying exhibitions. Known as a daredevil and a showman, he was also a problem-solver. He invented the tailhook—a device that lets airplanes land safely on the deck of a ship—a concept so successful it is still used today. As a mechanic, inventor, engineer, stunt pilot, test pilot, consultant, and writer, Robinson devoted the majority of his life to aviation and helped to make the dream of human flight a reality. 

Hugh Armstrong Robinson is the third book in the Goldminds Time Traveler Series highlighting remarkable individuals whose lives provide inspirational stories for young readers. The books also feature a “Did You Know?” section that provides additional details and milestones about the individual, a “Vocabulary” list where the more difficult words in the text are defined, and supplemental reference materials for further study.

About Rachel Bowman

Rachel Bowman received her bachelor's of fine art degree from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2010. She currently lives in Atlanta, GA where she does a variety of freelance work on books, comics, product design, and promotional art. She has illustrated several books including Teaching Reading Comprehension with Graphic Texts: An Illustrated AdventureRuth Law: The Queen of the Air, and the award-winning Luella Agnes Owen: Going Where No Lady Had Gone Before. She has also created t-shirt designs for retailers such as Hot Topic, ThinkGeek, and For Fans By Fans.  

About Billie Holladay Skelley of Joplin, MO


Billie Holladay Skelley is a retired registered nurse who received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Wisconsin. In Madison, she worked as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in cardiovascular and thoracic surgery, taught in the nursing program, and helped develop the nursing curriculum at Clarke College in Iowa. Since her retirement, Billie has focused on writing efforts and is a member of the Missouri Writers’ Guild, the Oklahoma Writers’ Federation, Inc., the Joplin Writers’ Guild, the Ozarks Writers League, and the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. An award-winning author, her work has appeared in American Journal of NursingHeart and LungMissouri NursePreMedLife MagazineIntima: A Journal of Narrative Medicine, Today’s Caregiver Magazine, Show Me the OzarksGAMbitNSS NewsMe, as a Child Poetry SeriesMy Mane MemoriesAlmanac for Farmers & City FolkNinety-NinesSpace ReviewAmerican Aviation Historical Society JournalVietNow National Magazine, Stories of JoplinKentucky ExplorerGod & Nature Magazine, Crowder QuillSafe to ChewSasee, Harvard MagazineWell Versed, and Proud to Be: Writing by American Warriors.


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Age/Grade Range: 7-11 / 2-6

Binding EAN ISBN-10 Pub Date PAGES Language Size Price
Hardcover 9781946504470 1946504475 2019-06-04 40 0.00 x 6.00 x 9.00 in $16.95

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Hugh Armstrong Robinson

Hugh Armstrong Robinson

by Skelley, Billie Holladay

Hugh Armstrong Robinson:The Story of Flying Lucky 13, an Aviation Pioneer details the life and accomplishments of aviation pioneer Hugh Armstrong Robinson (~1881-1963). Beginning with his early motorcycle and automobile exploits, the text follows Robinson’s career from ballooning and dirigible flights to gliders and powered airplanes...

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