Hot Air

Hot Air

The (mostly) True Story of the First Hot-air Balloon Ride

Book - 2005
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The story of the historic first hot-air balloon flight in 1783, told from the point of view of the duck, sheep, and rooster who were the first passengers.
Publisher: New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, c2005
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780689826429
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 32 cm
Call Number: E PRICEMAN, M


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Feb 24, 2020

2006 Caldecott Honor - Favorite Illustration: I don't necessarily have one. All of the illustrations fit together and tell the story in a series of panels - most wordless. They fit well with the whimsy of the tale.
While this is a cute imagining of what the first hot air balloon ride may have been like, I much preferred the information on the end fly-leaf that told the story of the Montgolfier's original plans and ideas.

LMcShaneCLE Nov 09, 2015

I can see parents using this book to prompt exploration on history of balloons - properties of gases, and more. It's a fun topic for all ages.

akunzeman Mar 09, 2011

Homeschoolers can find a great free lapbook for this book at


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