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Color photographs and an entertaining text present the exciting world of hot air ballooning. By the author of The Culpepper Adventures.
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Grade 2-5-- Paulsen takes a look at the art of hot air ballooning, from getting off the ground to touching down on terra firma. His entertaining commentary combines fact and dry wit to capture the joy and excitement of a ride. However, his perspective and humor are decidely adult in tone. Originally published as Launching, Floating High, and Landing--If Your Pilot Light Doesn't Go Out (Raintree, 1979; o.p.), this edition adds Heltshe's beautiful full-color photographs that highlight the sport from the ground and the air, many showing balloonists at invitational events around the world. Unfortunately, the text and illustrations just don't go together. Children will definitely be attracted to the appealing photos and older readers may chuckle at the deadpan presentation, but taken together, this picture book doesn't fly. --Cassie Whetstone, Keyser High School, WV
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Book Description Delacorte Press, 1993. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110385308876
Book Description Delacorte Press, 1993. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0385308876
Book Description Delacorte Press, 1993. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0385308876