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Guarding Air Force One

Cover: Guarding Air Force One Spread: Guarding Air Force One
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See howthe President and other precious cargo is protected when the 'Flying WhiteHouse' takes to the sky.Additional features to aid comprehension include a table of contents,fact-filled captions and sidebars, detailed photographs, an informational diagram, a phonetic glossary, sources for further research, and an introduction to the author.

Table of Contents

  • The President’s Plane
  • From Horses to Planes
  • Inside the Flying Fortress
  • Flying Into the Future
  • Glossary
  • To Learn More
  • Index



  • Dewey: 387.7
  • Graphics: Full-color photographs
  • Reinforced book (9781503808089): 8 x 9.5, 24 pages, © 2017
  • Hosted ebook (9781503814929): 8 x 9.5, 24 pages, © 2017
  • Subject: High Interest
  • Series: Highly Guarded Places


  • Suggested Interest Level: Grade 2 - Grade 5
  • Suggested Reading Level: Grade 4
  • Guided Reading Level: T
  • ATOS Reading Level: 4.5
  • ATOS Interest Level: MG
  • Accelerated Reader® Quiz: 184041
  • Accelerated Reader® Points: 0.5

BISAC Subjects


A Review of "Highly Guarded Places" in School Library Journal

Well-writlen text and a copious amount of illustrations on an attention grabbing subject make for an attractive series. Each title begins with a real-life account concerning an immense peril to U.S. citizens or property. After the hook, the text delves into where the recognizable (and highly guarded) U.S. landmark is and why it is important to our history. In addition to the brief background on each location, kids will especially hone in on the information detailing what it takes to keep these locations secure, be it underground chambers in Federal Reserve, concrete walls in CDC, or remote control gates and doors in Supermax Prisons. The writing style is light and conversational, but packed with amazing facts. For example, in Fort Knox, the author writes: ‘Want lo visit Fort Knox? Not so fast. You would not be able to get near the depository. No visitors are allowed. This is a strict rule with no exceptions. Today, even the U.S. president cannot get into Fort Knox.’ VERDICT Informative and exciting, this is a series that will not sit long on shelves.


Author: Brandon Terrell

Brandon Terrell is the author of numerous children's books, with topics ranging from sports to spooky stories to swashbuckling adventures. When not hunched over his laptop writing, Brandon enjoys watching movies, reading, and spending time with his wife and two children.


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