The Glorious Flight: Across The Channel With Louis Bleriot
The pictures are sepia toned and old fashioned; and as the aircraft improve, you can see the children grow up.
The final flight across the English Channel is the culmination of years of effort, daring and invention. We really enjoyed reading this book together.
This book was selected as one of the books for the April 2016- Quarterly Caldecott discussion at the Picture-Book Club in ...more
And while I did and do much appreciate the information (and the storylin ...more
This story, although only forty pages long and a picture book at that, does a fun job introducing children to another successful aviator – Louis Bleriot, conqueror of the English Channel. Through fun pict ...more
After seeing the first air ship crossing over the city of Cambrai, in France, Louis Blériot decides to build a "flying machine". It took him many years and many attempts, but he never gave up. In 1909, after many crashes, the "Blériot XI" succeed in crossing over the channel in 37 minutes.
Every attempt to create the flying machine is recorded in this book with a picture that illustra ...more
I really enjoyed this little peek into history! I think (especially in America) we tend to talk about the Wright Brothers almost exclusively to any other innovators in the world of flight. I liked learning about the Bleriot inventions, but I wish there were more of an autho ...more
1. This book is the winner of the 1984 Caldecott Medal Winner.
2. This book is suitable for grades 1-3.
3. This book is about a man named Louis Blériot trying to build his own airplane. He sees one flying in the sky one day, which isn't that common considering this takes place in 1901. He makes multiple attempts to create his plane. Despite failing time after time, Blériot never gets discouraged. He creates Blériot I, Blériot II, Blériot III, all the way up to Blériot XI, which was his ...more
Summary: The glorious Flight across the Channel with Louis Bleriot is about a French pioneer who was determined to fly. He goes through several models of airplanes and finally on his 11th model he comes up with an aircraft that is able to actually fly for some distance and time. Bleriot takes up a challenge in which 1,000 pounds while be given to the first man to fly across the channel. In July 1909, he sets off from France heading to England and successfully makes the trip in 3 ...more
By Alice and Martin Provensen
This story is an adventurous tale of a French son (Louis) and Papa’s fascination with planes. Set in Cambrai, France 1901, this book has many aspects that take on the French culture. Louis and papa begin to build planes with their family supporting them. After Louise many attempts to build planes, Papa takes over and starts building his own. As the planes become more complex, so to the injuries that papa endures. It ends with Papa flying in his ne ...more
Format: Picture book
Reading level: 5
Theme/topic: The beginning of flight
The Glorious Flight: Across the Channel with Louis Bleriot July 25, 1909 by Alice Provensen is a story about a man who is eager to create a plane. Louis Bleriot longed to fly so badly that he tried flight after flight on different contraptions which ofte ...more
“The Glorious Flight” is a picture book partial biography. Bleriot’s flight occurred in 1909 and during that time it was quite a feat for someone to fly across the English Channel. Bleriot is a study in perseverance. He created several planes prior to the Bleriot XI. This is a good lesson for students, to never give up if they really want to succe ...more
As the story unfolds, Louis Bleriot and his entire family are entranced by the sight of a dirigible balloon in the skies over Paris (no doubt piloted by the early aeronaut, Alberto Santos-Dumont (see "Wings of Madness" by Paul Hoffman). Papa Bleriot is bitten by the flying bu ...more
When the stakes are raised and a substantial award is offered to the man who can build an aircraft capable of flying h ...more
The Glorious Flight: Across the Channel with Louis Bleriot was the Caldecott Medal winner in 1984 is about a French man who is determined to make an airplane. After failing many times, he finally is successful on the eleventh try. He flew over the English Channel into England in 36 minutes and proved to the world that it is possible to fly an airplane over the water. This book shows children that hard work does pay off; all it takes is persistence and dedication. The author’s style includes shor...more