The Fabulous Flying Machines Of Alberto Santos-dumont
- Number of Pages: 32
- English (Unknown)
- English (Original Language)
- English (Published)
Alberto loved floating over Paris in his personal flying machine referred to as a dirigible. But he wanted to make his invention even better. Alberto's challenging work paid off, and his airplane effectively soared into the air, making him the 1st pilot to lift off and land a completely self-propelled plane. Another inventor challenged Alberto to see who could possibly be the very first in flight. But now there was competitors. He would tie it to a post, climb down, and spend the day shopping or meeting friends for coffee. By 1906, Alberto had transformed his balloon into a box with wings!
The book contains an author's note about Santos-Dumont, a bibliography, an index, and photographs of his flying machines. The endnotes add particulars and facts in regards to the life of this charismatic, adventurous man and mark his location in aviation history. ” – Wall Street Journal"An excellent read-aloud, this picture book is actually a must when studying the history of flight and might be employed as a resource for research, a book for all your reading demands! ” – School Library Journal – Kirkus Reviews“ Montanari captures the look, dress, and formality from the era in her splendid, impressionistic pastel, chalk, and oil paintings."-Library Media Connection“ Montanari's chalky illustrations are distinguished by a sturdy sense of motion, and the story's suspense (rival pilots!) and surprise cameos (Louis Cartier! harrowing landings!) make this an elegant tribute to a hero of early aviation. ” – Publishers Weekly“ Strong vertical trim and layout, which one would expect to exploit sweeping skyscapes, are instead cleverly deployed to put viewers amongst the earthbound spectators, most usually glimpsing the aviator within the distance. ” – The Bulletin within the Center for Children's Books"A generous spirit and penchant for grand gestures make him [Santos-Dumont] all the more worth knowing— especially for American audiences unaware that there is any question about who was the first to fly. A bibliography and brief index round out the title, which will be a first choice for aviation enthusiasts. One employing the most popular of these was a dashing Brazilian who lived in Paris and, to wide admiration, did his errands by airship. Praise for Fabulous Flying Machines of Alberto Santos-Dumont“ At the turn with the last century, all sorts of ambitious and eccentric men were competing furiously to get the 1st airplane into the sky. Victoria Griffith tells his story… which is illustrated with panache in rich, smudgy oils and pastels by Italian artist Eva Montanari.
“ Even if you've never heard of Santos-Dumont, you'll be delighted to meet this real-life historical figure in Victoria Griffith's vivid debut picture book. The fuzzy lines lend a feeling of history towards the illustrations, and gestures and humorous touches, which consists of a dog holding the dirigible's tether or Alberto racing horse-drawn carriages, make Alberto Santos-Dumont and his times come alive. ” – Book Page This fine picture book resurrects his story in lively prose and large-scale illustrations rendered in pastels, chalks, oil pastels and oil paint, perfectly capturing the drama of the events.
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