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Hot Air

The (Mostly) True Story of the First Hot-Air Balloon Ride (with audio recording)

Illustrated by Marjorie Priceman
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The first "manned" hot-air balloon is about to take off! But what are those noises coming from the basket?
Based on the (POSSIBLY) true report of a day in 1783, this si the story of (PERHAPS) the bravest collection of flyers the world has ever seen, as (SORT OF) told to Marjorie Priceman.

Photo Credit:

Marjorie Priceman, illustrator of many acclaimed picture books, has won Caldecott Honors for her illustrations in Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin! by Lloyd Moss and Hot Air: The (Mostly) True Story of the Frist Hot-Air Balloon Ride, which she also wrote. She lives in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania.

Photo Credit:

Marjorie Priceman, illustrator of many acclaimed picture books, has won Caldecott Honors for her illustrations in Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin! by Lloyd Moss and Hot Air: The (Mostly) True Story of the Frist Hot-Air Balloon Ride, which she also wrote. She lives in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania.

  • Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers (December 9, 2014)
  • Length: 40 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781481439053
  • Ages: 4 - 8

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"llustrations are chock-a-block with goofy shenanigans that demand several viewings."
-- The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"A tale that's sure to soar with young readers."
-- Publishers Weekly

"Priceman's wonderful, vivacious black ink and watercolor paintings... add motion and buoyancy to an already soaring tale of a historic hot-air balloon ride."
-- Kirkus Reviews

  • Caldecott Honor Book
  • ILA/CBC Children's Choices
  • ALA Notable Children's Books
  • CCBC Choices (Cooperative Children's Book Council)
  • Bank Street Best Books of the Year
  • Chicago Public Library's Best of the Best

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