The Glorious Flight: Across the Channel with Louis Bleriot

The Glorious Flight: Across the Channel with Louis Bleriot

by Alice Provensen, Martin Provensen, Peter Fernandez, Martin Provenson
     
 

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"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. Caldecott Medal.See more details below

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"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. Caldecott Medal.

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-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:
9780874990638
Publisher:
Live Oak Media
Publication date:
10/01/1987
Edition description:
Unabridged
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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