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Lighter Than Air: Sophie Blanchard, the First Woman Pilot

By: Matthew Clark Smith

Illustrator: Matt Tavares

Take to the skies with Sophie Blanchard—a woman meant for the air—as she discovers the incomparable sensation of flight in this beautifully told tale. Author's note. Illustrator's note. Selected bibliography. Full-color illustrations done in ink and watercolor.

ISBN: 9780763677329

JLG Release: Jul 2017


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Topics: Sophie Armant Blanchard (1778–1819) , Balloonists, pilots, and aeronauts , Eighteenth-century France , Hot-air balloons , Jean-Pierre Blanchard (1753–1809) , Solo pilots , Female pilots , Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte (1769–1821)

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Awards & Honors

2018 Amelia Bloomer List: Early Readers, Nonfiction

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Book Details

ISBN

9780763677329

First Release

July 2017

Genre

Nonfic

Dewey Classification

629.133/22092 B

Trim Size

8 7/16" x 11 13/16"

Page Count

32

Accelerated Reader

N/A

Scholastic Reading Counts

N/A

Lexile

Level 790L

Format

Print Book

Edition

Hardcover edition

Publisher

Candlewick

Potentially Sensitive Areas

None

Topics

Sophie Armant Blanchard (1778–1819), Balloonists, pilots, and aeronauts, Eighteenth-century France, Hot-air balloons, Jean-Pierre Blanchard (1753–1809), Solo pilots, Female pilots, Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte (1769–1821),

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