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Hot Air

Hot Air

The (Mostly) True Story of the First Hot-Air Balloon Ride

Illustrated by: Marjorie Priceman
For Ages: 4 - 8
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The first "manned" hot-air balloon is about to take off! But what are those noises coming from the basket?
Based on the (POSSIBLY) true report of a day in 1783, this si the story of (PERHAPS) the bravest collection of flyers the world has ever seen, as (SORT OF) told to Marjorie Priceman.
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  • Atheneum Books for Young Readers | 
  • 40 pages | 
  • ISBN 9780689826429 | 
  • July 2005 | 
  • Grades P - 3
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About the Author

Marjorie Priceman
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Marjorie Priceman

Marjorie Priceman has won Caldecott Honors for her illustrations in ZIN! ZIN! ZIN! A VIOLIN by Lloyd Moss and HOT AIR: THE (MOSTLY) TRUE STORY OF THE FIRST HOT-AIR BALLOON RIDE, which she also wrote. She lives in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania.

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