The Little Balloonist

Author(s): Linda Donn


A soaring love story set in Napoleonic France - inspired by the life of Sophie Blanchard, one of the first women to fly. In Paris, a young widow inherits her late husbands considerable debts, as well as his celebrated hydrogen balloon. Drawn by the allure of flight despite its dangers, Sophie takes to the skies with a boldness that wins her fame throughout the country. Along with her new celebrity, Sophie wins the love of two very different men: one, her faithful childhood friend Andre Giroux, and the other a brash young Napoleon Bonaparte, soon to be emperor of France. Beautifully written and enriched with seven historical etchings, The Little Balloonist distills themes of love, freedom, and loyalty into a powerful tale "Exquisite and beautiful ... It will break your heart and take your breath away." National Book Awardwinning author Lily Tuck "Charming and smart, singularly high-spirited historical fiction." Kirkus Reviews


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Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780452287730
  • : plumep
  • : plumep
  • : December 2006
  • : 197mm X 130mm X 12mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Linda Donn
  • : Paperback / softback
  • : 1
  • : 813.6
  • : 206
  • : illustrations