Sky chasers / Emma Carroll.

By: Carroll, Emma, 1970- [author.]Contributor(s): Jackson, Neal [founder of work.]Material type: TextTextDescription: 279 pages ; 20 cmISBN: 9781910655535Subject(s): Hot air balloons -- Children's fiction | Pickpockets -- Children's fiction | Orphans -- Children's fiction | France -- History -- 18th century -- Children's fiction | France -- History -- Louis XVI, 1774-1793 -- Children's fictionGenre/Form: Historical fiction. DDC classification: 823.92 Summary: France, 1783: An encounter with a boy dangling from the sky changes pickpocket Magpie's life forever. Like her, the boy dreams of flying over the rooftops of Paris. His family, the Montgolfiers, are desperate to be first to discover the secret of flight. Together with Pierre, Magpie is soon caught up in a world of inflatable bloomers, spies and a trio of unruly animals in a race to be the first to fly a hot air balloon - in front of the King and Queen of France.
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"From a prize-winning idea by Neal Jackson".

France, 1783: An encounter with a boy dangling from the sky changes pickpocket Magpie's life forever. Like her, the boy dreams of flying over the rooftops of Paris. His family, the Montgolfiers, are desperate to be first to discover the secret of flight. Together with Pierre, Magpie is soon caught up in a world of inflatable bloomers, spies and a trio of unruly animals in a race to be the first to fly a hot air balloon - in front of the King and Queen of France.

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