The first manned hot air balloon is about to take off But what are those noises coming from the basket Based on the POSSIBLY true report of a day in 1783, this is the story of PERHAPS the bravest collection of flyers the world has ever seen, as SORT OF told to Marjorie Priceman.
On a boring day, on a dull street, Sebastian sat high atop his roof something he was never supposed to do When he launched himself into the air in his balloon made of Grandma s afghans and patchwork quilts, his journey took on a life of its own and his boring day turned into the adventure of a
A Voyage in the Clouds: The (Mostly) True Story of the First International Flight by Balloon in 1785
In the year and a half since the flight of the first manned balloon in 1783, an Italian has flown, a Scot has flown, a woman has flown, even a sheep has flown But no one has flown from one country to another John Jeffries, an Englishman, and his pilot, Jean Pierre Blanchard, a Frenchman, want to
Mr Fox is going to the moon Away he goes in his hot air balloon But wait Can Elephant come too Sure Let s bring along some pizza What about Giraffe And Squirrel Everyone is welcome in Mr Fox s balloon, but look out will everyone fit In the tradition of classic cumulative tales like
Gorgeous, charming, and funny, Vaughn Corbett rose far above his less than optimal beginning to become a household name Known for being a dynamic and unflappable interviewer, no one was surprised than he when he got tongue tied over a gorgeous blonde in the middle of a live interview Allie
Includes pictures Includes a bibliography for further reading Includes a table of contents The Wright Brothers initially underestimated the difficulties involved in flying, and they were apparently surprised by the fact that so many others were working on solving the problem of human flight
The Amazing Beatrix works as an acrobat in a 19th Century circus, no home or family to speak of When a daring escape from her abusive ringleader crosses Beatrix s path with that of the daring adventurer Colonel James Bacchus, the unlikely pair team up, fly to safety aboard the Colonel s miraculous
Set against the construction of the Eiffel Tower, this novel charts the relationship between a young Scottish widow and a French engineer who, despite constraints of class and wealth, fall in love In February 1887, Caitriona Wallace and mile Nouguier meet in a hot air balloon, floating high above
As in the best of Jules Verne or Albert Sanchez Pinol, The Balloonist is a gripping and surreal yarn, chilling and comic by turn, that brilliantly reinvents the Arctic adventure.It is July 1897, at the northernmost reach of the inhabited world A Swedish scientist, an American journalist, and a
Felicity likes adventures Cordelia likes to stay home While Felicity sets off on her hot air balloon, Cordelia picks berries and bakes pies Through letters, paintings, and dreams, the two are never far apart When Felicity runs into trouble on her trip, she knows that it s time to come back home.
Lars, the Little Polar Bear, spends his days watching the seagulls circling overhead and dreams of flying in the sky like a bird One day, he meets a lost puffin who cannot fly home because his wings are sticky with oil Always ready to help a friend in need, Lars takes the little puffin to the
In this prequel episode from Philip Pullman s His Dark Materials universe, Lee Scoresby Texan aeronaut and future friend to Lyra Belacqua is 24 years old The story reveals the origins of Scoresby s friendship with Iorek Byrnison as well as Scoresby s aeronautical career After winning his
Miranda wins a balloon ride but the rope snaps and away she goes, over seas, mountains, and deserts She touches down at the Taj Mahal and the Pyramids, flies over the Great Wall of China, visits Japan, almost falls into a river full of crocodiles in Australia, makes some new friends at the Leaning