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The air like a ship rather than ust floating He designed one airship after another learning to follow his own instincts create structural stability and built a weight system Each time he flew something went wrong but Santos was not deterred He ust designed a new airship and tried again A prize of 100000 francs was announced for the first person who could pilot an airship from the club around the Eiffel Tower and back in less than 30 minutes Now Santos had a challenge and a prize to win Polivka tells the story of Santos with a sprightly tone that is Just Right For The right for the They share enough details about Paris at the time to firmly anchor the biography in a place and time The information about the airships is shared with a tone of wonder and also a nod toward the dangers of what Santos was attempting The art has a vintage feel that works well It depicts Santos little automobile the view from the balloon over Paris and the various models of Santos airshipsA clever look at flying before airplanes this picture book biography soars Appropriate for ages 4 7 I had never heard of Alberto Santos Dumont before and I find that children s books are the best place to learn about someone or something new If it still doesn t interest you after the charming narratives and amazing illustrations of a children s book then you know you can stop looking into it right then and there Alberto Santos Dumont was such a vibrant sincere and dedicated person I am very sorry I ve only ust learned of him now He d hoped sustained flight would help connect the world I had never heard of Alberto Santos Dumont before and I find that children s books are the best place to learn about someone or something new If it still doesn t interest you after the charming narratives and amazing illustrations of a children s book then you know you can stop looking into it right then and there Alberto Santos Dumont was such a vibrant sincere and dedicated person I am very sorry I ve only ust learned of him now He d hoped sustained flight would help connect the world and make us better people I wish it we could report that that s what happened and as a result never patented any of his designs When he won the Deutsch prize he shared the money with his workers and the people of Paris demonstrating that the money wasn t the goal successful sustained flight was I hope there is much further reading on Alberto Santos Dumont because this book has left me wanting. N time let alone survive Debut nonfiction duo Rob and Jef Polivka offer a madcap adventure in this dynamic biography of Alberto Santos Dumont an inventor who risked everything for his dream of commercial flight And sure enough his successes and failures brought the world s people closer togethe.

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A Dream of Flight: Alberto Santos-Dumont's Race Around the Eiffel TowerA really good book teaches about
not giving up 
giving up engaging introduction to the Barzilian born aviation pioneer Tells the story of Santos from childhood dreaming Barzilian born aviation pioneer Tells the story of Santos from childhood dreaming flight and fascinated by machines through successfully winning the Deutsch Prize going to the Eiffel Tower around and back in a steered balloon in under thirty minutesThere s a really good story of iteration here and of persevering through repeated failure I adore books about the early days of flight and this picture book about a Brazilian born aviator and inventor was uite charming and informative offering a good introduction to hot air balloons and airships The subject of the book Alberto Santos Dumont seems almost larger to life as he falls in love with machinery and then looks to the skies for inspiration once he moves to Paris After a trip in a balloon he begins working on his own version of an airship One by one his models fail bu I adore books about the early days of flight and this picture book about a Brazilian born aviator and inventor was uite charming and informative offering a good introduction to hot air balloons and airships The subject of the book Alberto Santos Dumont seems almost larger to life as he falls in love with machinery and then looks to the skies for inspiration once he moves to Paris After a trip in a balloon he begins working on his own version of an airship One by one his models fail but the sixth one flies successfully around the Eiffel Tower in 1901 finishing his race against time in a littlethan 29 minutes One of the most eye popping illustrations shows him having to climb out of his basket to repair the stalled engine in midair Those scenes that show him high above the city are particularly impressive While many might downplay the importance of humans creating machines that could fly the authors are careful to point out that this form of transportation had many possibilities for connecting individuals from one part of the world with another and enabling them to get familiar with cultures and worlds other than their own Back matter includes a timeline fun facts a bibliography and a photograph of the very dapper Santos Dumont Add this one to a collection devoted to flying to inventions or groundbreakers A powerful look at the early years of flight in Pairs Years before the Wright Brothers even A young Brazilian man made history by trying failing trying again and failing until he finally got it right and was able to. Ready Set Fly At the turn of the twentieth century no aviation prize was coveted in Europe than the Deutsch Prize To win it a pilot would have to fly a balloon from Paris s Aero Club around the Eiffel Tower and back in thirty minutes or less Who would be the first to succeed Alberto Santos Dumo. Make human flight possible in something other than a hot air balloon The timeline at the end of the book is an amazing way to put things into perspective Perfect for the flight enthusiast perfect for adults too Classroom or one on one Ages 5 to 8 Fantastic pictures and p A powerful look at the early years of flight in Pairs Years before the Wright Brothers even A young Brazilian man made history by trying failing trying again and failing until he finally got it right and was able to make human flight possible in something other than a hot air balloon The timeline at the end of the book is an amazing way to put things into perspective Perfect for the flight enthusiast perfect for adults too Classroom or one on one Ages 5 to 8 Fantastic pictures and pieces of the story will show how Santos became the rock star of his time This is an interesting story of a man and His Mission To Prove Flight Can Occur It Was A mission to prove flight can occur It was a too text heavy for my taste in a picture book The story of a boy from Brazil who moved to "Paris to study science There he took his child s dream of flying into reality first in a " to study science There he took his child s dream of flying into reality first in a air balloon then in powered airships that he refined himself after each failure This #picture book nicely tells the story of a pioneer in the invention of flying machines From Brazil #book nicely tells the story of a pioneer in the invention of flying machines From Brazil ourneys to Paris to study engineering always with the dream to be able to fly The narration has some nice tension as Santos experiences defeat again and again but never gives up The Polivka team include clear illustrations and diagrams of the various designs helpful biographical info a timeline of Santos life and a photographic of him in Paris Alberto Santos Dumont lived in Brazil long before airplanes were invented Fascinated by machines starting at a young age Santos came to Paris in 1892 He took a ride with a balloon maker high above the city where they floated in the clouds Inspired Santos began to design his own balloon but he wanted it to move through the air like a ship rather than ust floating He designed one airship after another learning to follow his own instincts create structural stability and built a weight sy Alberto Santos Dumont lived in Brazil long before airplanes were invented Fascinated by machines starting at a young age Santos came to Paris in 1892 He took a ride with a balloon maker high above the city where they floated in the clouds Inspired Santos began to design his own balloon but he wanted it to move through. Nt thought he could His latest design Airship No was perfected from the countless lessons he learned during previous crashes On the morning of October Santos was making good time in the race when disaster struck his motor had sputtered to a stop mid air Would Santos make it to the finish line .