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The Fabulous Flying Machines of Alberto Santos-Dumont

By: Victoria Griffith

Illustrator: Eva Montanari

Alberto Santos-Dumont loved to fly around Paris in his dirigible. In 1906, he competed to become the first person to take off in a plane using its own power. Author’s note, with black-and-white photographs of Alberto Santos-Dumont. Selected bibliography. Index. Full-color illustrations created using pastels, chalks, oil pastels, and oil paint on colored paper

ISBN: 9781419700118

JLG Release: Dec 2011


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Topics: Alberto Santos-Dumont (1873-1932) , Brazilian aeronautical engineers , Biography , History of airplanes , History of aeronautics , History of airships , Louis Cartier (1875-1942)

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Santos-Dumont is credited as being the first one to get an airplane off the ground under its own power, in 1906. In this fictionalized account, readers learn of the man’s idiosyncratic and highly inventive nature. Although he was born in Brazil, he later made Paris his home where he became a larger-than-life personality, partly because of his Santos-Dumont is credited as being the first one to get an airplane off the ground under its own power, in 1906. In this fictionalized account, readers learn of the man’s idiosyncratic and highly inventive nature. Although he was born in Brazil, he later made Paris his home where he became a larger-than-life personality, partly because of his reputation for—and the spectacle of—his chosen mode of transportation to run everyday errands: a dirigible. His quest to move through the air at a faster pace and for greater distances led to his invention of a biplane. Along the way, children learn that it was Santos-Dumont’s need to keep track of time while being airborne that led his friend Louis Cartier to invent the wristwatch. Montanari captures the look, dress, and formality of the era in her splendid, impressionistic pastel, chalk, and oil paintings. The endnotes add details and facts about the life of this charismatic, adventurous man and mark his place in aviation history.—Maggie Chase, Boise State University, ID

Book Details

ISBN

9781419700118

First Release

December 2011

Genre

Dewey Classification

629.130092 B

Trim Size

8" x 12"

Page Count

32

Accelerated Reader

Level 4.2; Points: 0.5;

Scholastic Reading Counts

Level 4.5; Points: 2;

Lexile

Level 730L

Format

Print Book

Edition

-

Publisher

Abrams

Potentially Sensitive Areas

None

Topics

Alberto Santos-Dumont (1873-1932), Brazilian aeronautical engineers, Biography, History of airplanes, History of aeronautics, History of airships, Louis Cartier (1875-1942),

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