Mouton's Impossible Dream

By: McGrory, Anik

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Beautifully illustrated children's story set in France in 1783 about Mouton the sheep, who is fascinated by the thought of flying and gets her wish when she is sent up in the Montgolfier brothers' hot air balloon. Inspired by actual events in which Joseph and Etienne Montgolfier actually launched a hot air balloon with three passengers-a sheep, a duck, and a rooster. All three survived the eight-minute flight, which paved the way for future flight experiments with animals and started a ballooning craze in France in the late 1700s. After the initial flight, the sheep was sent to live with Marie Antoinette's animal menagerie at Versailles. Thirty pages, not numbered, with watercolor illustrations by the author.

Title: Mouton's Impossible Dream

Author: McGrory, Anik

Categories: Illustrated,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: San Diego, Gulliver Books - Harcourt, Inc.: 2000

ISBN: 0152021957

ISBN 13: 9780152021955

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Fine

Jacket Condition: Near Fine+

Seller ID: 08501

Keywords: Children's Illustrated Books Farm Animals Flying Balloon France,