Think you know vehicles? Think again!Unconventional Vehicles is a nonfiction collection of 45 of the strangest, most unconventional vehicles that have ever existed.Vehicles include an underwater battery-powered scooter, a carriage pulled by ostriches, a hot air balloon shaped like the Cathedral of Saint Gall, and five different jet packs.*; Filled with history, science, technology, engineering, and interesting bits of trivia, all in one kid-appealing package*; Part of the Uncommon Compendiums series*; Vehicles range from submersibles to dirigibles.Unconventional Vehicles explores very strange modes of transportation for vehicle fans, rocket inventors, budding space-and-aeronautics experts, and anyone who's ever thought, "e;Why can't I ride a motorized suitcase through the airport?"e; Brimming with fascinating facts and diagrams presented with wit and humor, this book is sure to enthrall vehicle enthusiasts of every age.*; Ideal for children ages 8 to 12 years old, especially those interested in vehicles and engineering*; Author Michael Hearst brings his signature verve and humor to this fascinating read.*; Young readers will devour all the substantive and silly content in this book, proving definitively that nonfiction is anything but dry.*; A great pick for teachers, parents, grandparents, and caregivers*; You'll love this book if you love books like Cars, Trains, Ships, and Planes: A Visual Encyclopedia of Every Vehicle by DK; Stephen Biesty's Incredible Cross-Sections by Stephen Biesty; and Cool Cars by Quentin Willson.