The Gatlinburg-Pigeon Forge Airport is the perfect place for children’s book author Elyse Bruce to introduce the latest adventure of her character Missy Barrett.
The history of aviation began on December 1903 and continues on Tuesday at a children’s book launch at the Gatlinburg-Pigeon Forge Airport in Sevierville. The latest book in the Missy Barrett Adventure series for young readers 8 and older—and #7 in the series—is titled, “Barnstormin’.”
In this adventure, 9-year-old Missy Barrett flies in a 1927 Waco 10 biplane with real life pilot, Marc Hightower of Sky High Air Tours in Sevierville, and joins the ranks of modern day barnstormers.
According to author Elyse Bruce, as with every Missy Barrett Adventure, young readers feel empowered to take on safe adventures from hiking to flying in a biplane to making chocolate chip cookies with grandma, and more. Missy Barrett promotes the idea that anything can be an adventure if you make up your mind for it to be an adventure.
“We’ve got fantastic door prizes as well as grab bags for the first 50 kids attending the event,” the author said. “Kids will have a chance to meet Marc Hightower, dressed in barnstormer garb, as well as read the Book of Letters that Missy Barrett has received from some very interesting people in the industry.”
The book launch takes place at the Gatlinburg-Pigeon Forge Airport located at 134 Air Museum Way in Sevierville (just off Dolly Parton Parkway) on Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016 at 5 p.m.