Andrew Dewar was born in Toronto, Ontario, and graduated from Ryerson Polytechnic Institute (B.A. Journalism) and University of Toronto (M.A. Japanese Studies, Library and Information Science) before moving to Japan in 1988. After completing his doctoral studies in library science at Keio University, he joined the faculty of a junior college in Japan. Soon after arriving in Japan he rediscovered his childhood love of designing and flying paper airplanes. His passion for paper airplanes led him to become president of the Fukushima Paper Airplane Club. Dewar has published over 30 paper crafting books and kits. He also teaches paper airplane workshops and does seminars at schools, libraries, community centers and museums. He lived and taught library science in Fukushima, Japan, until the giant earthquake and nuclear accident in March 2011, when the city became unsafe. After a brief stay in Canada, he's returned with his family to Gifu, Japan. Kostya Vints was born and raised in Minsk, Belarus. In 1995, he received his Master degree in Product Design at Belorussian Polytechnic Academy (Minsk, Belarus). After moving to Los Angeles in 1997, he continued to pursue his career as a graphic artist and in 2002 Kostya graduated from Westwood College of Technology with an Associate degree in Graphic Design and Multimedia. He has been creating digital art for over 13 years. Kostya has produced illustrations and conceptual art for a diverse array of companies and publications worldwide.
"Your kids will love to fold and fly these sturdy, aerodynamic paper airplanes! [...] The colors of the paper are very vibrant, and the guidelines for the folding really helped my younger kids." -OutNumberedMama.com blog "This book is the ultimate collection of easy-to-fold, high-performance planes for kids who are fascinated by paper or origami airplanes [...] My kids read and learned about the forces that enable a plane to fly and affect the performance of their planes. They had so much fun testing out the planes they made by coaxing the planes through their paces: doing loops, barrel rolls, glides and dives." -uTry.it blog "Ultimate Paper Airplanes For Kids would be fun for birthday parties, clubs, snow days, or indoor recesses. Have a race, see who can land on the included pull-out airport, or just have some good old fun with them." -Castle View Academy blog "Experience the thrill and exhilaration of launching a paper airplane into the air and watching it fly. This book includes: 48 colorful tear-out airplane folding sheets, step-by-step instructions for 12 models, and a fold-out runway and landing game. This simple yet time-tested activity will provide hours of fun and learning for kids." -Handmade by Deb blog "Ultimate Paper Airplanes for Kids by Andrew Dewar is an awesome resource for any young paper plane enthusiast. With cool names like Ring Wraith, Raptor, Fireball and Hammerhead, we just knew these paper airplanes would be amazing. The planes have been designed to be folded quickly and have great flying performance. They also look pretty awesome too, with the folding sheets that are included at the back of the book." -Honey Bee Books blog "This truly is the best guide for paper airplanes. In the dead of the winter when it's too cold to play outside and everyone has cabin fever, whip out the Ultimate Paper Airplanes For Kids book; you and the kids will be entertained for hours." -AllFreeKidsCrafts.com "The instructions are very clear and some of the planes even have lines numbered to help with the folds." -Crafty Mom's Share