The Definitive Guide to

A Dream of Flight

Written by Jef Polivka-Searle and Rob Polivka & illustrated by Rob Polivka
Goodreads Rating - 4.1 / 5.0
Add to list
Prices as of May 7
Retail Price
used $18.99
Jul 30, 2019
Publication Date
Target Age

What's This Book About

Publisher Summary

Years before the invention of the modern airplane, Alberto Santos-Dumont dreamed of flying. As a boy, he was mesmerized by the machinery on his father’s coffee plantation in Brazil and went on to study science and engineering in France. Soon his groundbreaking—and sometimes silly—inventions became the talk of Paris, especially after he set his sights on building an airship that could bring the world’s people together. His small stature and big ideas earned him the nickname “Le Petite Santos.”

This is the story of Santos’s successful race for the Deutsche Prize, and his many failures along the way. Chock-full of cool diagrams, charming Parisian scenes, and graphic novel-style spot illustrations, A Dream of Flight will have young readers looking to the sky and scheming up their own aerial inventions.

What Kind of Book is A Dream of Flight

Book Lists That Include A Dream of Flight

Book Topics › aeronautics
Children's Books About Aeronautics
Book Topics › hot air balloons
Children's Books About Hot Air Balloons
Book Topics › technology
Children's Books About Technology
Kids Book Club
Monthly. Curated. Delivered.
Get Started
As low as $16.95 / mo

Who Wrote A Dream of Flight

author & illustrator
Rob Polivka

<b>Rob Polivka</b> is an illustrator and cartoonist who lives in Plano, Texas, with his wife and their three children. He is the illustrator of <i>Good Bless America: The Story of an Immigrant Named Irving Berlin</i> and co-author/illustrator of <i>A Dream of Flight</i>.

View Author

What Has Jef Polivka-Searle Said About This Book

Nothing yet! 🤷 You should let Jef know that you want more details about A Dream of Flight!

What Has Rob Polivka Said About This Book

Nothing yet! 🤷 You should let Rob know that you want more details about A Dream of Flight!

Books You Might Enjoy If You Liked A Dream of Flight

Book Details

Publication Date:
July 30, 2019
Library of Congress Number (LCCN):
Lexile® Level:

Contribute to this page

Core Score - 62%
More than halfway there—keep going!
Depth Score - 15%
Just the barebones.
Improve this page
Are you the author or illustrator? Claim this page.