The Glorious Flight: Across the Channel with Louis Bleriot
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The Glorious Flight: Across the Channel with Louis Bleriot

by Alice Provensen, Martin Provensen
     
 

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"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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"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

 

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
-Factually accurate, yes-but also a witty pictorial reincarnation of Bleriot+s first experience of an airship. . . . There+s dash, style, and economy here in both text and pictures.+ -Kirkus Reviews

-Fact is turned into magic.+ -The New York Times Book Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140507294
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
08/28/1987
Series:
Picture Puffins Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
48
Sales rank:
85,965
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 8.13(h) x 0.13(d)
Lexile:
460L (what's this?)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Alice Provensen and her husband, Martin, won the Caldecott Medal for The Glorious Flight. She currently lives in San Clemente, California.

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