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The Glorious Flight: Across the Channel with…

The Glorious Flight: Across the Channel with Louis Bleriot (1983)

by Alice Provensen, Martin Provensen

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This book is about Louis Bleriot and how he decided to become a pilot and decides that he will be the first of his kind to make a flight across the Atlantic Ocean. ( )
  aswilley16 | Mar 11, 2018 |
This is a lovely little story about a man you yearned to fly. Through trial and error, he built model after model until he finally flew. After bumps and bruises he managed to fly from France to England in 37 minutes! I think this book was really well written, and I would love to add this to my personal library. The illustrations were amazing! I loved that the artist used watercolors and one point perspectives. I would definitely recommend this to teachers! ( )
  SLAdams | Feb 10, 2018 |
This book is written like a story. It is very historical. It is about Louis Bleriot - the first man to fly across the English Channel. This book would be fun to use as an introduction to engineering topics
  anine14 | Sep 11, 2017 |
This book is about Louis Bleriot. Louis Bleriot is a famous aviator, engineer, and inventor. He is known for making the first flight across the English Channel in a heavy aircraft. This book is great to use for science because it talks about design and construction, and incorporates history. It is also written in the form of a story to make it more engaging to readers.
  Adrinnon | Sep 6, 2017 |
This book tells of the failure leading up to the success of the first flight across the channel. Louis Blériot decides that he wants to fly across the channel but each airplane he gets he winds up crashing it and hurting himself. He doesn't give up and finnaly he is able to make it across and crash land again.
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This book is good to show children that you can not give up but instead continue trying untill you suceed. Blériot did not make it across his first time and in fact wound up injuring himself many times before finally succeeding.
Classroom extension:
1. Have children create their own airplane to fly across the channel, a distance between two marks in the classroom.
2. Have children write about a time they did not give up.
  jasmine.Hamilton | Mar 26, 2017 |
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A biography of the man whose fascination with flying machines produced the Bleriot XI, which in 1909 became the first heavier-than-air machine to fly the English Channel.

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