The Fabulous Flying Machines of Alberto Santos-Dumont

The Fabulous Flying Machines of Alberto Santos-Dumont

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Profiles Brazilian aviator Alberto Santos-Dumont, who made great strides in the invention of flight.
Publisher: New York : Abrams Books for Young Readers, c2011
ISBN: 9781419700118
1419700111
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 32 cm
Additional Contributors: Montanari, Eva 1977-

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ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD Mar 04, 2012

They say history is written by the winners. It’s also written, a lot of the time, by the Americans. Now you get a different point of view in a slim little picture book and that, suffice to say, is delightful.

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ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD Mar 04, 2012

ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 6 and 10

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ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD Mar 04, 2012

If you were a resident of Paris, France in the early 20th century you might have glanced up into the sky to see one Alberto Santos-Dumont in his handy dandy dirigible. A transplanted Brazilian and fan of the power of flight, Alberto was friends with Louis Cartier who bestowed upon him a wrist-based alternative to the pocket watch. Now he could time himself in the sky! Determined to create an official flying machine, Alberto announces the date and location that he intends to use one to take to the sky. But when sneaky Louis Bleriot arrives with the intention of stealing Alberto’s thunder, the question of who will go down in the history books is (ha ha) up in the air.

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ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD Mar 04, 2012

“Alberto Santos-Dumont loved floating over Paris in his own personal flying machine.”

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