The Glorious Flight: Across the Channel with Louis Blériot, July 25, 1909

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"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.

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User Review  - Adrinnon - LibraryThing

This book is about Louis Bleriot. Louis Bleriot is a famous aviator, engineer, and inventor. He is known for making the first flight across the English Channel in a heavy aircraft. This book is great ... Read full review

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User Review  - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing

The muted colors make this look like dead history, detracting from the drama of the story. The family gets names, but not even the hero himself has a personality. There is no guide to pronunciation ... Read full review

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About the author (1983)

Alice Provensen and her husband, Martin, won the Caldecott Medal for The Glorious Flight. She currently lives in San Clemente, California.

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