A Dream of Flight

Alberto Santos-Dumont's Race Around the Eiffel Tower by Jef Polivka

  • Published: Aug 06, 2020

Debut nonfiction duo Rob and Jef Polivka offer an illustrated madcap adventure in A Dream of Flight, a dynamic biography of Alberto Santos-Dumont, an inventor who risked everything to reach the skies. And sure enough, his successes and failures brought the... read more

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Details of A Dream of Flight

Exact title of the book
A Dream of Flight
Book author
Jef Polivka
ISBN
9781466899506
Publisher
FSG Books for Young Readers
Published
Jul 30, 2019
Language
English
Format
PDF, FB2, EPUB, MOBI
Pages
40
File size (in PDF)
360 kB

Some brief overview of book

Debut nonfiction duo Rob and Jef Polivka offer an illustrated madcap adventure in A Dream of Flight, a dynamic biography of Alberto Santos-Dumont, an inventor who risked everything to reach the skies. And sure enough, his successes and failures brought the worlds people closer together. Ready?

Set. Fly! At the turn of the twentieth century, no aviation prize was more coveted in Europe than the Deutsch Prize.

To win it, a pilot would have to fly a balloon from Pariss Aero Club around the Eiffel Tower and back in thirty minutes or less. Who would be the first to succeed? Alberto Santos-Dumont thought he could.

His latest design, Airship No. 6, was perfected from the countless lessons he learned during previous crashes. On the morning of October 19, 1901, Santos was making good time in the race when disaster struckhis motor had sputtered to a stop mid-air!

Would Santos make it to the finish line in timelet alone survive?

About author

Polivka is an illustrator and cartoonist who lives in Plano, Texas, with his wife and their three children. A Dream of Flight is his second picture book. Jef Polivka-Searle collaborates with his brother, Rob, from his home in Allen, Texas, where he lives with his wife and young son.

A Dream of Flight is his first picture book.

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