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The fabulous flyer / Terry Deary ; illustrated by Helen Flook.

By: Deary, Terry, 1946- [author.].
Contributor(s): Flook, Helen [illustrator.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Deary, Terry, Victorian tales: Publisher: London : A. & C. Black, 2012Description: 57 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.ISBN: 9781408154083 ; 9781472939821 .Subject(s): Inventions -- Children's fiction | Giffard, Henri, 1825-1882 -- Children's fictionGenre/Form: Historical fiction.DDC classification: 823.92 Summary: Henri Giffard has devoted all his free time and money to making a balloon with a steam engine so it can be flown anywhere, not just drift on the wind. In 1852 he sets off for Paris with just an urchin girl to help him. Tens of thousands gather to see if his marvellous machine will work. The amazing story of the first man to achieve powered flight.
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Junior Fiction Pātea LibraryPlus
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Children's Fiction DEAR (Browse shelf) Available i2162566
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Henri Giffard has devoted all his free time and money to making a balloon with a steam engine so it can be flown anywhere, not just drift on the wind. In 1852 he sets off for Paris with just an urchin girl to help him. Tens of thousands gather to see if his marvellous machine will work. This is the amazing story of the first man to achieve powered flight.

Also published: London : Bloomsbury Education, 2016.

Henri Giffard has devoted all his free time and money to making a balloon with a steam engine so it can be flown anywhere, not just drift on the wind. In 1852 he sets off for Paris with just an urchin girl to help him. Tens of thousands gather to see if his marvellous machine will work. The amazing story of the first man to achieve powered flight.

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