Sky Chasers

Sky Chasers

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France, 1783. The race is on to be the first to discover the secret of flight! Magpie is soon caught up in a world of science, spies, and unruly animals to be the first to passenger in a hot air balloon. Yesterday, Magpie was one of the best thieves in all of France. But an encounter with a boy dangling from the sky will change her life forever. And even though it ends in disaster, Magpie becomes enthralled by the idea of flying over the rooftops of Paris like the dangling boy: Pierre. His family, the Montgolfiers, are desperate to be the first to discover the secret of flight. And Magpie has ideas, but she also has secrets. Together with Pierre, she'll need to help the Montgolfiers accomplish their dream before her past gets the best of them all. In a test of bravery, imagination, science, and friendship -- Magpie, Pierre, and their pet birds are in a race against time to get the Montgolfier's in the air before the King and Queen. It'll take two children, a chicken, a duck, and a sheep to help them find the answers. But others, too, are determined to discover the Montgolfiers' invention...
Publisher: New York : Chicken House, an imprint of Scholastic Inc., 2019
ISBN: 9781338285277
1338285270
Branch Call Number: FICTION Car
Characteristics: 278 pages ; 22 cm

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CRRLKids Sep 26, 2019

This is the fascinating re-imagined story of the Montgolfier Brother's test flight of the first large paper air balloon in France in 1783. Magpie, one of the best thieves in all of France, gets literally swept away by the Brother's attempts at being the first country to get a hot air balloon air... Read More »


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CRRLKids Sep 26, 2019

This is the fascinating re-imagined story of the Montgolfier Brother's test flight of the first large paper air balloon in France in 1783. Magpie, one of the best thieves in all of France, gets literally swept away by the Brother's attempts at being the first country to get a hot air balloon air bound. What follows is a fascinating read of a highway robbery, a duel, courageous feats, and an unsuspecting crew of animals in this remarkable tale of taking to the skies.

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