Sky Sailors: True Stories of the Balloon Era

Sky Sailors: True Stories of the Balloon Era By David L. Bristow, Sky Sailors True Stories of the Balloon Era For than a century before airplanes people explored the sky in balloons From to the early s aeronauts flew into storms crossed large bodies of water sailed over enemy armies and soared t
  • Title: Sky Sailors: True Stories of the Balloon Era
  • Author: David L. Bristow
  • ISBN: 9780374370145
  • Page: 496
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Sky Sailors: True Stories of the Balloon Era By David L. Bristow, For than a century before airplanes, people explored the sky in balloons From 1783 to the early 1900s, aeronauts flew into storms, crossed large bodies of water, sailed over enemy armies, and soared to deadly altitudes Illustrated in full color with dramatuc period artwork, Sky Sailors by David L Bristow presents the stories of the pioneers of human flight, such asFor than a century before airplanes, people explored the sky in balloons From 1783 to the early 1900s, aeronauts flew into storms, crossed large bodies of water, sailed over enemy armies, and soared to deadly altitudes Illustrated in full color with dramatuc period artwork, Sky Sailors by David L Bristow presents the stories of the pioneers of human flight, such as daredevil Sophie Blanchard from Napoleon s France, and Salomon Andree, who lead an aerial assault on the North Pole in 1897.
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    1. I can see people having trouble in selling this to the target audience Hot air balloons look positively quaint by modern standards But until the invention of airplanes, they were the vehicle of choice for daredevils and explorers wanting to take to the air Bristow delivers a series of short bios of some of the famous balloonists, and their stories are completely riveting It could take some coaxing to get a middle grade student to pick this up, but I think they d be hooked after a dozen or so pa [...]


    2. Who knew From 1783, lots of people tried various ways to fly in balloons At first, it was considered far too dangerous for people, so animals were sent up, but soon people were trying all sorts of dangerous tricks flying at high altitudes, setting off fireworks from their balloons, traveling across water All of this, of course, was fraught with danger, so the public loved it Improvements in materials and methods were made over time, but the thing that drew people to attempt balloon flight and th [...]


    3. This is one of those fun historical books for kids that are a hard sell to get children to read because the era of ballooning feats is so far in the past that kids can t begin to think it would be interesting For adults it s a quick, rollicking tour through an era of derring do that we have no idea existed The author weaves together technological developments and human stories many of them about women balloonists than you would ever imagine against a historical backdrop of America and Europe, m [...]


    4. Who ever knew balloons were so exciting and dangerous Each chapter is its own story such as a thousand mile flight through violent storms, or two men who went to 30,000 feet without oxygen in the 1860s There s a chapter about an 1897 balloon expedition to the North Pole, and one about a young Englishwoman who was a balloonist and parachute jumper who performed the world s first mid air rescue in 1908.These stories are as fun as fiction, with the added bonus that they really happened Well illustr [...]


    5. Ages 9 and up Engaging stories about the beginning of air flight by hot air balloon in the 1700 s 1800 s Includes the story of two children who accidentally flew in a balloon, alone, for 13 hours how balloons were used for military intelligence during the Franco German War how early scientists used a balloon to explore the upper atmosphere the failed attempt to fly a balloon to explore the North Pole, and Short chapters are broken up, making for approachable non fiction Good for students who ne [...]


    6. Great nonfiction about the roughly 120 year period when people used balloons for science, exploration, and thrill seeking The book is split into parts that chronicle different individuals who took to the skies in balloons some stories end in triumph, others end in tragedy Woven into the stories are explanations of how the balloons were made and how they worked This book is very accessible for readers who normally don t like nonfiction due to the way it is split into chunks, as well as the appeal [...]


    7. Very fun, humorous with tragedy of course as well , ends a bit abruptly with a bump but that is perhaps appropriate given subject matter wouldn t have hurt to include contemporary feats Fossett for example.


    8. Accessible and interesting, with short chapters and many authentic illustrations Strong supplementary material includes notes, bibliography, and illustration credits, which offers plenty of options for further investigation.


    9. A fascinating history of the hot air balloon Drama, adventure, humor, high stakesis is exactly the kind of non fiction book I loved as a kid.


    10. A fascinating look at a time in history I really knew nothing about I enjoyed reading about the aeronauts and their ballooning invetions and adventures.




    11. Filled with amazing stories from the history of aeronauts and balloon flights Well researched and perfectly written for young readers.



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