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A Voyage in the Clouds: The (Mostly) True Story of the First International Flight by Balloon in 1785

Written by Matthew Olshan & illustrated by Sophie Blackall
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Oct 11, 2016
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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 be the first. On January 7, 1785, they set out to cross the English Channel to France in a balloon. All seemed to be going fine, until Jeffries decides the balloon looks too fat and adjusts the air valve―how hard could it be? Too bad he drops the wrench over the side of the aerial car. With no way to adjust the valve, the balloon begins to sink. Jeffries and Blanchard throw as much as they can overboard―until there is nothing left, not even their clothes. Luckily, they come up with a clever (and surprising) solution that saves the day. A VOYAGE IN THE CLOUDS from Matthew Olshan and Sophie Blackall is a journey that will keep kids laughing the whole way.

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Who Wrote A Voyage in the Clouds: The (Mostly) True Story of the First International Flight by Balloon in 1785

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Matthew Olshan

<b>Matthew Olshan</b> is the author of several books for young readers, including <i>Finn</i>, <i>The Flown </i>Sky, and <i>The Mighty Lalouche</i>. He lives in Baltimore, Maryland.

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Who Illustrated A Voyage in the Clouds: The (Mostly) True Story of the First International Flight by Balloon in 1785

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Sophie Blackall

Sophie Blackall (www.sophieblackall.com) is the illustrator of several award-winning picture books, including <i>Meet Wild Boars</i> by Meg Rosoff, <i>Pecan Pie Baby </i>by Jacqueline Woodson, <i>Big Red Lollipop</i> (by Rukhsana Khan), and the Ivy and Bean books by Annie Barrows. Her many honors include a <i>BCCB</i> Blue Ribbon, Ezra Jack Keats New Illustrator Award, Society of Illustrators Founders Award, <i>Publishers Weekly</i> Best Children’s Book, <i>Book Sense</i> 76 Pick, and <i>New York Times</i> Top Ten Picture Book. Her artwork has also appeared in murals as part of the New York City MTA’s “Arts for Transit” program. Previously she has had jobs in a shoe shop and a robot factory. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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Book Details

ISBN:
9780374329549
Publication Date:
October 11, 2016
ASIN/ISBN 10:
0374329540

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