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The Resource Lighter than air : Sophie Blanchard, the first woman pilot, Matthew Clark Smith ; illustrated by Matt Tavares

Lighter than air : Sophie Blanchard, the first woman pilot, Matthew Clark Smith ; illustrated by Matt Tavares

Label
Lighter than air : Sophie Blanchard, the first woman pilot
Title
Lighter than air
Title remainder
Sophie Blanchard, the first woman pilot
Statement of responsibility
Matthew Clark Smith ; illustrated by Matt Tavares
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Behold the story of Sophie Blanchard, an extraordinary woman who is largely forgotten despite her claim to being the very first female pilot in history. In eighteenth-century France, “balloonomania” has fiercely gripped the nation . . . but all of the pioneering aeronauts are men. The job of shattering that myth falls to a most unlikely figure: a shy girl from a seaside village, entirely devoted to her dream of flight. Sophie is not the first woman to ascend in a balloon, nor the first woman to accompany an aeronaut on a trip, but she will become the first woman to climb to the clouds and steer her own course
Summary
Shares the life of the first female to work as a professional balloonist, describing how she made more than sixty ascents until she became the first woman to die in an aviation accident in 1819
Writing style
Award
Amelia Bloomer List, 2018.
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10555379
Cataloging source
NBNY
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1982-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Smith, Matthew Clark
Dewey number
305
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
790
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 1
  • 4
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Tavares, Matt
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Blanchard, Sophie
  • Blanchard, Marie-Madeleine-Sophie Armand
  • Bashfulness
  • Hot air balloons
  • Flight
  • Women air pilots
  • Balloonists
  • Women balloonists
  • Balloonists
  • Balloonists
  • France
  • Women
  • France
Target audience
juvenile
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
Sophie Blanchard, the first woman pilot
Label
Lighter than air : Sophie Blanchard, the first woman pilot, Matthew Clark Smith ; illustrated by Matt Tavares
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000059627367
Dimensions
31 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
28 unnumbered pages
Isbn
9780763677329
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
colour illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)953597833
Label
Lighter than air : Sophie Blanchard, the first woman pilot, Matthew Clark Smith ; illustrated by Matt Tavares
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000059627367
Dimensions
31 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
28 unnumbered pages
Isbn
9780763677329
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
colour illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)953597833

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