Bristow, David L., Sky Sailors, Farrar Straus Giroux, 2010. INFORMATION.
What kind of environment fostered the Wright Brothers’ flight invention? Why was flight not such an ill-conceived notion just decades before? The first balloon flights ever were in France in 1783. In the decades following, many experiments spread throughout the world, including flight across oceans. This time frame became known as The Balloon Era.
The chapters are well-laid out. The photos and illustrations are helpful. The book is well-researches and interesting. Readers interested in aviation, airplanes, and history will enjoy reading this book. EL(4-6), MS. ADVISABLE. Reviewer: Kira M, Youth Services Librarian, WHI Public Library.