The Kickstarter-funded children’s book, “Turbo the Flying Dog,” is expected to be available for purchase online Dec. 8.
Turbo the Flying Dog tells the story of Turbo, a lonely shelter mutt. The day Turbo discovers he will finally have a new home and a family he learns he must first get there by plane. Turbo has never seen a plane before, let alone flown in one, and as the story unfolds he discovers that he just may enjoy flying.
Turbo the Flying Dog is book one of a children’s aviation themed series. It is based off the real life adventures of author Victoria Zajko’s dog.
In December 2012 Zajko, a commercial pilot, and her pilot husband flew from their home in Maryland to West Virginia to adopt a puppy from local rescue Dustin’s Angels. Turbo was the only appropriate name for the pup, who took to flying right from the beginning. Since then, Turbo has logged more than 50 hours of flight time, including flying to Canada and the Bahamas.
Authors Kelly Kennedy and Victoria Zajko describe the book as a light-hearted adventure for children ages 4 to 8 focused on rescue, family, and aviation. The book is illustrated by Michelle Zajko.