Victorian Tales: The Fabulous Flyer

Victorian Tales: The Fabulous Flyer

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Henri Giffard has devoted all
his free time and money to making a balloon with a steam engine so it can be
flown anywhere, not just drift on the wind. In 1852 he sets off for Paris
with just an urchin girl to help him. Tens of thousands gather to see if his
marvellous machine will work. The amazing story of the first man to achieve powered flight.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 5mm | 63g
  • A & C Black (Childrens books)
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Yes, mono throughout
  • 1408154080
  • 9781408154083
  • 1,033,774

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Terry Deary's stories set in authentic historical backgrounds are a great way for children to get a feel for a period at the same time as enjoying a good story. They are also a great resource to support KS2 history. Parents in Touch 20120201
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Terry Deary's stories set in authentic historical backgrounds are a great way for children to get a feel for a period at the same time as enjoying a good story. They are also a great resource to support KS2 history. * Parents in Touch * Exciting and humorous * Family Interest *
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About Terry Deary

Terry Deary began his writing career with fiction for A&C Black. He
is now author of over 200 fiction and non-fiction books, which have
been published in 40 languages. His historical fiction for older
children Tudor Terror has been praised as "a marvellous blend of fact
and fiction" (School Librarian). His non-fiction has been consistently
in the best-seller lists since 1994. His Horrible Histories celebrated
their 15th anniversary in 2008, having sold over 25 million copies worldwide
and been adapted as television series, theatre tours and museum
exhibitions. Terry Deary was voted "Outstanding children's non-fiction
author of the 20th Century" by Books for Keeps magazine.
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