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The Glorious Flight: Across the Channel with Louis Bleriot July 25, 1909 (Picture Puffins)

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Awards

Caldecott Medal Winner

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

"This book . . . recounts the persistence of a Frenchman, Louis, to build a flying machine to cross the English Channel. . . . The text is succinct, caption-like in its directness and brevity. . . . The paintings . . . add the necessary texture and tone to this marriage. This is vintage Provensen". School Library Journal.

Synopsis:

While the Wright Brothers were gliding over Kitty Hawk, the charming Brazilian Alberto Santos-Dumont was making his own mark on the history of flight.

Alberto loved floating over Paris in his personal flying machine called a dirigible. He would tie it to a post, climb down, and spend the day shopping or meeting friends for coffee. But he wanted to make his invention even better. By 1906, Alberto had transformed his balloon into a box with wings! But now there was competition. Another inventor challenged Alberto to see who would be the first in flight. Albertoand#8217;s hard work paid off, and his airplane successfully soared into the air, making him the first pilot to lift off and land a completely self-propelled plane.

The book includes an authorand#8217;s note about Santos-Dumont, a bibliography, an index, and photographs of his flying machines.

Praise for Fabulous Flyingand#160;Machines of Alberto Santos-Dumont

and#8220;At the turn of the last century, all sorts of ambitious and eccentric men were competing furiously to get the first airplane into the sky. One of the most famous of these was a dashing Brazilian who lived in Paris and, to wide admiration, did his errands by airship. Victoria Griffith tells his storyand#8230;which is illustrated with panache in rich, smudgy oils and pastels by Italian artist Eva Montanari.and#8221; and#8211;Wall Street Journal

"An excellent read-aloud, this picture book is a must when studying the history of flight and can be used as a resource for research, a book for all your reading needs!" -Library Media Connection

and#8220;Montanariand#8217;s chalky illustrations are distinguished by a strong sense of motion, and the storyand#8217;s suspense (rival pilots! harrowing landings!) and surprise cameos (Louis Cartier!) make this an elegant tribute to a hero of early aviation.and#8221; and#8211;Publishers Weekly

and#8220;Strong vertical trim and layout, which one would expect to exploit sweeping skyscapes, are instead cleverly deployed to put viewers among the earthbound spectators, most often glimpsing the aviator in the distance. A bibliography and brief index round out the title, which will be a first choice for aviation enthusiasts.and#8221; and#8211;The Bulletin of the Center for Childrenand#8217;s Books

"A generous spirit and penchant for grand gestures make him [Santos-Dumont] all the more worth knowingand#8212;particularly for American audiences unaware that there is any question about who was the first to fly. and#8211;Kirkus Reviews

and#8220;Montanari captures the look, dress, and formality of the era in her splendid, impressionistic pastel, chalk, and oil paintings. The endnotes add details and facts about the life of this charismatic, adventurous man and mark his place in aviation history.and#8221; and#8211;School Library Journal

and#8220;Even if youand#8217;ve never heard of Santos-Dumont, youand#8217;ll be delighted to meet this real-life historical figure in Victoria Griffithand#8217;s vivid debut picture book. This fine picture book resurrects his story in lively prose and large-scale illustrations rendered in pastels, chalks, oil pastels and oil paint, perfectly capturing the drama of the events. The fuzzy lines lend a feeling of history to the illustrations, and gestures and humorous touches, such as a dog holding the dirigibleand#8217;s tether or Alberto racing horse-drawn carriages, make Alberto Santos-Dumont and his times come alive.and#8221; and#8211;BookPage

Synopsis:

"This book...recounts the persistence of a Frenchman, Louis Bleriot, to build a flying machine to cross the English Channel....  The text is succinct, caption-like in its directness and brevity....The paintings...add the necessary testure and tone to this marriage.  This is vintage Provensen" - School Library Journal

 

About the Author

Victoria Griffith has worked as an international journalist, writing about everything from Julia Child to the Amazon rain forest. She lives in Boston with her husband and their three daughters. Eva Montanari is an internationally recognized author and illustrator. She lives in Rimini, Italy.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140507294
Subtitle:
Across the Channel with Louis Bleriot July 25, 1909
Author:
Provensen, Alice
With:
Provensen, Martin
Author:
Montanari, Eva
Author:
Provensen, Martin
Author:
Griffith, Victoria
Publisher:
Puffin
Location:
New York, N.Y. :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Children's fiction
Subject:
Airplanes
Subject:
Aeronautics
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Air pilots
Subject:
Bleriot, Louis
Subject:
Airplanes -- Design and construction.
Subject:
Caldecott Medal.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Childrens classics
Subject:
General Juvenile Nonfiction
Subject:
Aviation
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Picture book
Series:
Picture Puffins
Series Volume:
3
Publication Date:
19870801
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from K up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
32 pages of full-color illustration
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
12 x 8 x 0.5 in
Age Level:
03-UP

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Product details 400 pages Puffin Books - English 9780140507294 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , While the Wright Brothers were gliding over Kitty Hawk, the charming Brazilian Alberto Santos-Dumont was making his own mark on the history of flight.

Alberto loved floating over Paris in his personal flying machine called a dirigible. He would tie it to a post, climb down, and spend the day shopping or meeting friends for coffee. But he wanted to make his invention even better. By 1906, Alberto had transformed his balloon into a box with wings! But now there was competition. Another inventor challenged Alberto to see who would be the first in flight. Albertoand#8217;s hard work paid off, and his airplane successfully soared into the air, making him the first pilot to lift off and land a completely self-propelled plane.

The book includes an authorand#8217;s note about Santos-Dumont, a bibliography, an index, and photographs of his flying machines.

Praise for Fabulous Flyingand#160;Machines of Alberto Santos-Dumont

and#8220;At the turn of the last century, all sorts of ambitious and eccentric men were competing furiously to get the first airplane into the sky. One of the most famous of these was a dashing Brazilian who lived in Paris and, to wide admiration, did his errands by airship. Victoria Griffith tells his storyand#8230;which is illustrated with panache in rich, smudgy oils and pastels by Italian artist Eva Montanari.and#8221; and#8211;Wall Street Journal

"An excellent read-aloud, this picture book is a must when studying the history of flight and can be used as a resource for research, a book for all your reading needs!" -Library Media Connection

and#8220;Montanariand#8217;s chalky illustrations are distinguished by a strong sense of motion, and the storyand#8217;s suspense (rival pilots! harrowing landings!) and surprise cameos (Louis Cartier!) make this an elegant tribute to a hero of early aviation.and#8221; and#8211;Publishers Weekly

and#8220;Strong vertical trim and layout, which one would expect to exploit sweeping skyscapes, are instead cleverly deployed to put viewers among the earthbound spectators, most often glimpsing the aviator in the distance. A bibliography and brief index round out the title, which will be a first choice for aviation enthusiasts.and#8221; and#8211;The Bulletin of the Center for Childrenand#8217;s Books

"A generous spirit and penchant for grand gestures make him [Santos-Dumont] all the more worth knowingand#8212;particularly for American audiences unaware that there is any question about who was the first to fly. and#8211;Kirkus Reviews

and#8220;Montanari captures the look, dress, and formality of the era in her splendid, impressionistic pastel, chalk, and oil paintings. The endnotes add details and facts about the life of this charismatic, adventurous man and mark his place in aviation history.and#8221; and#8211;School Library Journal

and#8220;Even if youand#8217;ve never heard of Santos-Dumont, youand#8217;ll be delighted to meet this real-life historical figure in Victoria Griffithand#8217;s vivid debut picture book. This fine picture book resurrects his story in lively prose and large-scale illustrations rendered in pastels, chalks, oil pastels and oil paint, perfectly capturing the drama of the events. The fuzzy lines lend a feeling of history to the illustrations, and gestures and humorous touches, such as a dog holding the dirigibleand#8217;s tether or Alberto racing horse-drawn carriages, make Alberto Santos-Dumont and his times come alive.and#8221; and#8211;BookPage

"Synopsis" by ,

"This book...recounts the persistence of a Frenchman, Louis Bleriot, to build a flying machine to cross the English Channel....  The text is succinct, caption-like in its directness and brevity....The paintings...add the necessary testure and tone to this marriage.  This is vintage Provensen" - School Library Journal

 

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