The Glorious Flight: Across the Channel with Louis Bleriot
published in 1987
1 Award


Appropriate age:
Young Kid (age 5-7)
Reading level:
Grade 3
Genres: History, Nonfiction
Culture: Europe
Subjects: Airplane, Aviation, History


"This book... recounts the persistence of a Frenchman, Louis, to build a flying machine to cross the English Channel.... The text is succinct, caption-like in its directness and brevity.... The paintings... add the necessary texture and tone to this marriage. This is vintage Provensen."--School Library Journal. Caldecott Medal.