The Little Balloonist

The Little Balloonist

by Linda Donn

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ISBN-13: 9780452287730
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date: 11/28/2006
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.06(w) x 7.76(h) x 0.54(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

LINDA DONN is the author of two works of nonfiction, The Roosevelt Cousins and Freud and Jung.

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Little Balloonist 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Wealthy inventor and dare devil Jean-Pierre Blanchard marries the much younger country bumpkin because he owes her family for saving his life when his latest contraption failed. Jean-Pierre especially enjoys soaring over the city in hot air balloons. To his shock clumsy Sophie takes to the air like a bird and is soon flying solo. P After she becomes a widow, France recognizes that a female aviator is flying. Word quickly reaches Emperor Napoleon who is sick of his wife Josephine¿s extramarital affairs and her waste on expensive clothinge that make her look like a peacock. Instead he years for Sophie and begin s courting her at the same time her childhood friend Andre Giroux the psychic healer comes wooing her too. P THE LITTLE BALLOONIST is a terrific biographical fiction tale starring a highly admired female balloonist who could count Napoleon as one of her fans. The story line provides a deep look at the pioneer balloonists who bravely flew in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries Jean Pierre and Sophie were real celebrities soaring above the masses. Readers will enjoy this delightful historical that uses a fascinating romantic triangle starring the emperor, the psychic and the balloonist to bring a lesser known part of Napoleonic France vividly soaring to readers. P Harriet Klausner