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  • Published: 1 August 1987
  • ISBN: 9780140507294
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 40
  • RRP: $13.99

The Glorious Flight

Across the Channel with Louis Bleriot July 25, 1909



Winner of the Caldecott Medal, this stunningly illustrated book depicts Louis Bleriot's historic first cross-Channel flight.

“Factually accurate, yes-but also a witty pictorial reincarnation of Bleriot’s first experience of an airship”--Kirkus Reviews

  • Published: 1 August 1987
  • ISBN: 9780140507294
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 40
  • RRP: $13.99

Praise for The Glorious Flight

"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 "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

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