Austin-based author Katie Jaffe along with her mother, Jennifer Lawson, just launched their first children’s book, Fly, Fly Again. The foreword for the book is written by famed Astronaut Buzz Aldrin, and the beautiful illustrations are by Tammie Lyon, an award-winning illustrator known for her work on the Eloise series. Fly, Fly Again is an entertaining and educational book that introduces young readers to the concepts of flight – lift, gravity, thrust, and drag. Jenny and Jude accompanied by their friends, Kitty and Hawk, work together to build a flying machine. It is a fun story of adventure, teamwork, and perseverance that begins to lay a foundation for aerodynamics in an adorable picture book format. This book is the first in a series of educational and fun books for children through the authors’ company, Liftoff Learning Studios, and a portion of the proceeds of Fly, Fly Again benefits children’s education programs through UNICEF and Buzz Aldrin Ventures. Additionally, the authors worked with Double A Labs to combine the physical and digital world to help extend and build on the life of the book. They created an augmented reality application that can highlight areas of the book which will pull out additional educational information and 4-D imagery when used with an ipad or iPhone. (These can be shown on tv).
ABOUT THE AUTHORS (Austin-based): Katie Jaffe: With a passion for children’s causes, Katie has committed herself to several charities, helping children around the world. As Creative Director and Design Consultant of Aviation for Spectre Air Capital, Katie has aided in the design of several high profile aircraft. Currently, she is leading the marketing and design effort of an overseas airline. She lives in Austin, Texas with her husband–who is a pilot– and their three children who like to fly. Jennifer Lawson: Lifelong educator and advocate of the Childrens’ Literacy Program. Jennifer seeks to bring knowledge to students through creative curriculum and technology on a global level. As Owner and President of Decision Tree Technologies, she is currently endeavoring to teach using technologically advanced solutions that excite today’s students. She lives in Austin, Texas with her family.
ILLUSTRATOR: Tammie Lyon is an award-winning author and illustrator of numerous children’s books. She is known for her work on the Eloise series and wildly popular Katie Woo series. She is currently writing and illustrating an early chapter series for emergent readers to celebrate children’s diversity.
For more information on the book and appearance details, visit www.liftofflearningstudios.com
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