Lighter Than Air: Sophie Blanchard, the First Woman Pilot
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.
JLG Release: Jul 2017
Awards & Honors
2018 Amelia Bloomer List: Early Readers, Nonfiction
Praise & Reviews
Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:
Booklist*, Kirkus Reviews, Publishers Weekly
8 7/16" x 11 13/16"
Scholastic Reading CountsN/A
Potentially Sensitive Areas
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),