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Up and Away! - How Two Brothers Invented the Hot Air Balloon

Up and Away! - How Two Brothers Invented the Hot Air Balloon

Author: Jason Henry
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"It will . . .  sweep readers away." --Kirkus Reviews
"Henry's lush, digital artwork depicts the splendors of eighteenth-century France . . . a good addition to units on aviation and inventors." --Booklist

More than a century before the Wright Brothers invented their plane, Josephand Étienne Montgolfier sent a flying machine into the skies--a hot-air balloon with three animals in the basket. Go up, up, and away with them on their first, magical journey!
Back in 1782, in Ardèche, France, lived Joseph Montgolfier, a dreamer and an inventor who liked to learn about how everything worked. When one day a gust of wind blew his papers into the fireplace, he noticed that something lifted the pieces into the air--and he realized that heat could make things rise.  With the help of his brother, Étienne, he began to experiment . . . and created a new kind of flying machine: a hot-air balloon! This beautifully illustrated picture book tells the story of how the balloon came to be, King Louis XVI's visit to see it fly, and the three animals--a rooster, a duck, and a sheep--who became its very first passengers.
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General Fields

  • : 9781454923602
  • : Sterling Publishing Co., Inc.
  • : Sterling Publishing Co., Inc.
  • : August 2018
  • : --- length: - '27.6' width: - '21.5' units: - Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Jason Henry
  • : Hardback
  • : 48