By Marjorie Priceman (Illustrator)
(Atheneum Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780689826429, 40pp.)
Publication Date: July 1, 2005
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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.
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.
"llustrations are chock-a-block with goofy shenanigans that demand several viewings."
-- The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"A tale that's sure to soar with young readers."
-- Publishers Weekly
"Priceman's wonderful, vivacious black ink and watercolor paintings... add motion and buoyancy to an already soaring tale of a historic hot-air balloon ride."
-- Kirkus Reviews