Hot Air by Marjorie Priceman
The (Mostly) True Story of the First Hot-Air Balloon Ride (Caldecott Honor Book)

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The first "manned" hot-air balloon is about to take off! But what are those noises coming from the basket?
Based on the (POSSIBLY) true report of a day in 1783, this si the story of (PERHAPS) the bravest collection of flyers the world has ever seen, as (SORT OF) told to Marjorie Priceman.

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Marjorie Priceman has won Caldecott Honors for her illustrations in ZIN! ZIN! ZIN! A VIOLIN by Lloyd Moss and HOT AIR: THE (MOSTLY) TRUE STORY OF THE FIRST HOT-AIR BALLOON RIDE, which she also wrote. She lives in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania.
Published June 21, 2005 by Atheneum/Anne Schwartz Books. 40 pages
Genres: History, Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Travel, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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On September 19, 1783, thousands of people visited Versailles to witness the launching of the Montgolfier brothers’ new-fangled hot-air balloon.

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They soar over France, getting tangled up in clotheslines, shot at by a boy with a bow and arrow, bumping into a church steeple, nearly falling out, getting flooded and attacked by birds, and finally crash-landing safely.

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