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- DescriptionJohn Jeffries and his pilot, Jean-Pierre Blanchard, wanted to be the first people to fly from one country to ather and set out on January 7, 1785, to cross the English Channel to France. All seemed to be going fine until Blanchard took a nap and Jeffries decided the balloon looked so fat it might burst. He took it, upon himself to open the valve to release some gas without waking Blanchard. Too bad he dropped the wrench over the side of the aerial car, and w, with way to readjust the valve, the balloon began to sink. Jeffries and Blanchard threw as much as they could overboard...until there was thing left, t even their clothes. Luckily they came up with a clever (and surprising) solution that made just eugh of a difference to save the day.
- Author BiographyMatthew Olshan is author of the critically acclaimed picture book The Mighty Lalouche, also illustrated by Sophie Blackall, as well as the adult novel Marshlands. He lives in Baltimore, Maryland. Sophie Blackall is the author and/or illustrator of many acclaimed picture books, including The Baby Tree, and the adult book Missed Connections. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.
- Author(s)Matthew Olshan
- PublisherFarrar, Straus & Giroux Inc
- Date of Publication14/10/2016
- SubjectPicture Books
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintFarrar, Straus & Giroux Inc
- Content Notefull colour illustrations
- Weight431 g
- Width216 mm
- Height279 mm
- Spine9 mm
- Illustrator(s)Sophie Blackall
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