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Lighter than air : Sophie Blanchard, the first woman pilot

Author: Matthew Clark Smith; Matt Tavares
Publisher: Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2019.
Series: Candlewick biographies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Juvenile audience : English : First edition in this formatView all editions and formats
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"Behold, 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. The job of breaking that barrier falls to a most unlikely figure: a shy girl from a seaside village who is entirely devoted to her dream of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
History
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Biography Juvenile literature
Named Person: Marie-Madeleine-Sophie Armand Blanchard; Marie-Madeleine-Sophie Armand Blanchard; Marie-Madeleine-Sophie Armand Blanchard
Material Type: Biography, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew Clark Smith; Matt Tavares
ISBN: 9781536205541 1536205540 9781536205558 1536205559
OCLC Number: 1043342325
Description: 39 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Series Title: Candlewick biographies.
Other Titles: Sophie Blanchard, the first woman pilot
Responsibility: Matthew Clark Smith ; illustrated by Matt Tavares.

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"Behold, 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. The job of breaking that barrier falls to a most unlikely figure: a shy girl from a seaside village who is entirely devoted to her dream of flight. And although she isn't the first woman to ascend in a balloon or the first woman to accompany an aeronaut on a trip, she is--even better--the first woman to climb to the clouds and steer her own course."--p. [4] of cover.

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Lighter Than Air: Sophie Blanchard, the First Woman Pilot

by barker_patricia (WorldCat user published about 3 weeks ago) Very Good Permalink

This book is an interesting read, not only about hot hot air ballooning started, but also about the first woman pilot. It goes to show how you can achieve anything you set your mind to.

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