The Fabulous Flying Machines of Alberto Santo-Dumont by Victoria Griffith audiobook

The Fabulous Flying Machines of Alberto Santo-Dumont

By Victoria Griffith
Read by Jeff Woodman

Recorded Books, Inc. 9781419700118
0.33 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9781490608204

A successful journalist, Victoria Griffith makes her first foray into children's fiction with the story of Alberto Santos-Dumont, the larger-than- life Brazilian who many argue flew before the Wright brothers. It was 1906 in Paris when Alberto, challenged by a fellow inventor, turned his dirigible into a flying machine and cemented his place in the history of flight. ". the story's suspense (rival pilots! harrowing landings!) and surprise cameos (Louis Cartier!) make this an elegant tribute to a hero of early aviation."-Publishers Weekly

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Summary

Summary

A successful journalist, Victoria Griffith makes her first foray into children's fiction with the story of Alberto Santos-Dumont, the larger-than- life Brazilian who many argue flew before the Wright brothers. It was 1906 in Paris when Alberto, challenged by a fellow inventor, turned his dirigible into a flying machine and cemented his place in the history of flight. ". the story's suspense (rival pilots! harrowing landings!) and surprise cameos (Louis Cartier!) make this an elegant tribute to a hero of early aviation."-Publishers Weekly

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Editorial Reviews

“The story’s suspense (rival pilots! harrowing landings!) and surprise cameos (Louis Cartier!) make this an elegant tribute to a hero of early aviation.” Publishers Weekly
“A generous spirit and penchant for grand gestures make him [Santos-Dumont] all the more worth knowing—particularly for American audiences unaware that there is any question about who was the first to fly.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author Bio: Victoria Griffith

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 0.33
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English