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Sophie Takes to the Sky by Katherine Woodfine

Sophie Takes to the Sky

Katherine Woodfine

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Category: Children's
Imprint: Barrington Stoke Ltd
Publisher: Barrington Stoke Ltd
Publication date: 4 Sep 2019
ISBN: 9781781128718

Scaredy-Cat Sophie is afraid of everything! But when a world-famous balloonist visits the town fair, it could finally be Sophie's chance to be brave... Take flight with a truly inspirational tale of courage and self-belief, inspired by the incredible life of Sophie Blanchard, the world's first female hot-air balloonist.

4 stars out of 5

"A super-readable story, imbued with wonder"

Katherine Woodfine fictionalises the childhood of pioneering aeronaut Sophie Blanchard (1778-1819) in Sophie Takes to the Sky, with adorable illustrations by Briony May Smith. Sophie is frightened of everything – can she possibly pluck up courage to go and see the great balloon at the fair? A super-readable story, imbued with wonder.

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