Nicole Clark


Outstanding, Primary, Intermediate, flight, England, France, biography, aviation, exploration and discovery

Document Type

Book Review


In 1753, no one had ever traveled from one country to another via hot air balloon— until British Dr. John Jeffries and Frenchman Jean-Pierre Blanchard determine to be the first. Their aerial adventure is filled with hangups, however, not the least of which is that the two men are rivals who try to thwart each other before the balloon even leaves the ground. More problems await them in the air, forcing them to set aside their differences and find a creative solution that will land them safely on French soil.