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The Glorious Flight: Across the Channel with Louis Bleriot
     

The Glorious Flight: Across the Channel with Louis Bleriot

by Alice Provensen
 

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Winner of the Caldecott Medal, this stunningly illustrated book depicts Louis Bleriot's historic first cross-Channel flight.

Overview

Winner of the Caldecott Medal, this stunningly illustrated book depicts Louis Bleriot's historic first cross-Channel flight.

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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

"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 texture and tone to this marriage. This is vintage Provensen"--School Library Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101643495
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
10/14/2010
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
1,106,757
Lexile:
460L (what's this?)
File size:
10 MB
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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