40 pages, 8.5 × 10.63 × 0.38 in
October 14, 2010
Penguin Young Readers Group
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0670342599
ISBN - 13: 9780670342594
From the Publisher
Winner of the Caldecott Medal, this stunningly illustrated book depicts Louis Bleriot's historic first cross-Channel flight.
About the Author
Alice Provensen and her husband, Martin, won the Caldecott Medal for The Glorious Flight. She currently lives in San Clemente, California.
From Our Editors
"This book . . . recounts the persistence of a Frenchman, Louis Bleriot, to build a flying machine to cross the English Channel. . . . The text is succinct, caption-like in its directness and brevity. . . . The paintings . . . add the necessary texture and tone to this marriage. This is vintage Provensen".--School Library Journal. Caldecott Medal. ALA Notable Children's Book
-Factually accurate, yes-but also a witty pictorial reincarnation of Bleriot+s first experience of an airship. . . . There+s dash, style, and economy here in both text and pictures.+ -Kirkus Reviews
-Fact is turned into magic.+ -The New York Times Book Review