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A King Seen from the Sky
Author: Bruno Gilbert

ISBN: 9781606064603
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 36
Published: 17 October 2015
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.0 x 15.0 x 1.5
Description:
This delightful book by award-winning children's book author and illustrator Bruno Gibert is intended for five- to seven-year-olds. It is inspired by the true story of the first flight of living creatures in a handmade aircraft. On September 19, 1783, the Montgolfier brothers demonstrated their new invention, the hot air balloon, or montgolfiere, at the Palace of Versailles before a large crowd, including Louis XVI, the king of France, and Queen Marie Antoinette. Considered too dangerous for human passengers, the experimental vessel carried a sheep, a duck, and a rooster in its basket. The balloon flew for about eight minutes, covered a distance of roughly two miles, and reached an altitude of more than 1,500 feet before landing safely. The animals' balloon ride caused a sensation and the first human flight followed a few months later. By the end of 1873, Louis XVI had ennobled the Montgolfier family in recognition of the brothers' important achievements, which perhaps inspired a royal celebration for the animals like the one depicted in the book. In Gibert's fantasy, the animals anger the king at the fete by describing him as "no bigger than the tiniest snail

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