Mouton's lmpossible Dream
Children's large hardcover book, 'Mouton's Impossible Dream' by Anik McGrory. The bottom corners of cover have slight wear, there are a few little page flip marks and there are two pages that have long page creases, but this book still have lots of life left in it.
Description - from Publishers Weekly
McGrory bases her spirited debut on the true story of the world's first free-flying balloon flight, masterminded in 1783 by Joseph and Etienne Montgolfier near the palace of Versailles. Each day, Mouton, a sheep living on the Montgolfier farm, gazes longingly on the brothers' drawings of flying machines and declares, "Someday I'm going to fly." Then one day the farmers load their wagon with the drawings and materials to construct a flying balloon. They also pack the rooster, as one brother, in one of McGrory's clever handwritten asides, queries, "C'est mon d?ner?" The sheep and duck surreptitiously follow the wagon to Versailles and, after reaching the palace grounds, the animals hide in a large basket, which turns out to be the base of the flying balloon. The brothers decide to let the three creatures test the balloon ("If the animals can fly, we'll know it's safe!") and Mouton's "impossible dream" comes true.
Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Author: Anik McGrory
Illustrator: Anik McGrory
Size: 24 x 0.7 x 29 cm