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Posted November 26, 2006
Farm animals tell about the first flight of a hot air balloon.
This book is a funny story about the first ride in a hot-air balloon. The colorful pictures help tell the story about three animals taking the first hot-air balloon ride as supposedly told to the author, Marjorie Priceman. ¿The September 19, 1783, balloon flight with barnyard animal passengers is a matter of historical record. But the details of the flight may or may not be true. The author heard this part of the story from a duck, who heard it from a sheep, who heard it from a rooster a long, long time ago. The book does include some historical facts about the hot-air balloon inventors and the how Versailles was in 1783. In the back of the book there is a history of how the Montgolfier brothers invented the hot-air balloon.
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Posted May 10, 2010
Not very true story
I haven't read the book but based on the descriptions they should have done more fact checking. Pilatre De Rozier launched the first hot air baloon with the animals. The Montgolfier brothers had the first manned flight a couple of months later. http://www.eballoon.org/history/history-of-ballooning.html
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