Kites provide inexpensive, exciting leads into many areas;
arts, crafts, engineering, math and even history, since the development
of kites is traced in both East and West. They are also simply fun to
build and fly, an activity to be shared by all ages. They are for poets, inventors and
all of us who like to hold our work in our hands
and watch it take off into the sky, responding to the wind against the
surfaces of the kite.
All kite makers build on what has gone before and all of us are indebted to unknown kite designers who, long ago and far away built and flew kites. Margaret's books would not have been possible without the pupils and the teachers in the various schools where, over a period of 15 years, she learned to be the Kite Lady.
Her criteria for class room kites was as follows: