The Little Balloonist

Author: Linda Donn
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  • : December 2006
  • : 197mm X 130mm X 12mm
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Barcode 9780452287730
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Description

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