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 Escape at 10,000 feet : D.B. Cooper and the missing money (Unsolved case files)
 Author: Sullivan, Tom

 Publisher:  HarperAlley (2021)

 Dewey: 364.15
 Classification: Nonfiction
 Physical Description: 94 p., col. ill., col. maps, 22 cm

 BTSB No: 863573 ISBN: 9780062991522
 Ages: 8-12 Grades: 3-7

 Cooper, D. B
 United States. -- Federal Bureau of Investigation
 Hijacking of airplanes -- Comic books, strips, etc

Price: $19.78

A gripping, minute-by-minute account in graphic novel format of the only unsolved airplane hijacking in the U.S., pulled off by the man known as D.B. Cooper.

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: MG
   Reading Level: 7.60
   Points: 1.0   Quiz: 512740

   Kirkus Reviews (01/01/21)
   School Library Journal (02/01/21)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 02/01/2021 Gr 4–6—Kicking off the "Unsolved Case Files" series, this terse, clipped account of the only still-unsolved skyjacking in U.S. history offers a minute-by-minute recap of the crime, then a tally of the forensic evidence, a general overview of the ensuing (fruitless) investigation, and an assessment of theories about what might have happened. In late 1971, a time when, Sullivan writes, "virtually anybody could walk into any airport in the country and bring anything they wanted onto a plane," a hijacker styling himself "Dan Cooper" (a false name later garbled by press reports) jumped from the rear stairs of a Boeing 727 in midair over Washington State with $200,000 in marked bills…and was never seen again. Nor was the money—aside from three bundles of shabby bills discovered near a stream in 1980 by an eight-year-old vacationer. The blocky art, which ranges from full spreads to pages of two or three unbordered but discrete panels, reflects the matter-of-fact tone with flat, simply drawn diagrams, aerial maps, news items, faux dossier pages, reconstructed events, and portraits of the crew and the mysterious perp, all rounded off with a set of period photos. Short lists of print and web resources offer young would-be sleuths further details to ponder. VERDICT Elementary and middle school fans of the true crime genre will enjoy this puzzler.—John Peters, Children's Literature Consultant, New York - Copyright 2021 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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