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Lighter Than Air: Sophie Blanchard, the First Woman Pilot: Candlewick Biographies

Written by Matthew Clark Smith & illustrated by Matt Tavares
Published by Candlewick Press
Goodreads Rating - 3.9 / 5.0
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Mar 19, 2019
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“Smith tells Sophie’s inspiring story with a buoyant sense of wonder, fitting for a woman who was happiest in the air. Her accomplishments and passion for flight are brought beautifully to life by Tavares.” – Booklist (starred review) Take to the skies with the story of Sophie Blanchard, an extraordinary woman who is largely forgotten despite her claim to being the very first female pilot in history. In eighteenth-century France, “balloonomania” has fiercely gripped the nation . . . but all of the pioneering aeronauts are men until a shy girl comes along, devoted to her dream of flight. Sophie is not the first woman to ascend in a balloon, nor the first woman to accompany an aeronaut on a trip, but she will become the first woman to climb to the clouds and steer her own course.

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Matthew Clark Smith
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Matt Tavares
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Book Details

ISBN:
9781536205541
Publication Date:
March 19, 2019
ASIN/ISBN 10:
1536205540
ATOS® Book Level:
4.4
Accelerated Reader® Points:
0.5
Accelerated Reader Quiz:
188184
Accelerated Reader Interest Level:
LG

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