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"Kites! The Russian Giant, the ghost, the Chinese dragon, the golden eagle... Complete instructions for building and flying kites from all over the world."

This is a small paperback with 96 pages. It was published by Franklin Watts Inc.in 1974.

This is a fun book with lots of great pics and artsy illustrations. It is in good condition with a crease along the spine on the back and very minor general wear.

The author is Jean-Paul Mouvier. He is a great kite enthusiast and the kites he has selected in this book are all highly unusual and extremely colorful without being too difficult to make.

Drawings by the author. Photos by Sophie Laverriere.

Chapter titles include:

Kites and their origins

Kite games and kite fights

The 1st human ascents

From kites to airplanes

Kites made from newspapers

Plus instructions on how to make at least 23 different kites!

Vintage book- KITES-Circa 1974