Victorian Tales: The Fabulous Flyer by Terry Deary
  

Victorian Tales: The Fabulous Flyer

Written by Terry Deary
Illustrated by Helen Flook
Part of the Victorian Tales Series

Synopsis

Victorian Tales: The Fabulous Flyer by Terry Deary

From the bestselling author of Horrible Histories... Henri Giffard has devoted all his free time and money to inventing the first steam-driven hot air balloon. He's determined to make mankind's first ever-powered flight, and so in 1852 he sets off for Paris with just an urchin girl to help him. Thousands of people gather to watch the flight. Will the machine work when the weather changes - or will Henri's dream of flying become his downfall? Terry Deary's Victorian Tales explore the fascinating world of the Victorians, including many of the incredible achievements and breakthroughs that took place, through the eyes of children who could have lived at the time. This new edition features notes for the reader to help extend learning and exploration of the historical period.

About the Author

Terry Deary

One of the World Book Day 2014 Authors Terry Deary is the author of 249 fiction and non-fiction books published in 36 years and is one of the most successful children’s authors of all time. His Horrible Histories series has sold over 6 million copies in the UK and has been translated into over 40 languages, as well as being adapted into a BAFTA award-winning television series for CBBC. Terry was also voted The Outstanding Non-Fiction Author of the 20th Century (Books for Keeps). He has now turned his attentions to adult fiction and non-fiction and more television and stage work.

He is married to Jenny and they have a daughter Sara who recently had twins, Terry's first grandchildren. He lives in Durham.

Q+A with Terry Deary

Favourite Hero: Guy Fawkes

Favourite Monster: The Chimera

Your weapon of choice: Machine Gun

Special Secret Power: Invisibility

Favourite Fight scene: Gladiators

Goodie or baddie: Baddie

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
64 pages

Author

Terry Deary
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Author's Website

http://www.terry-deary.com/

Publisher

Bloomsbury Educational an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

Publication date

8th September 2016

ISBN

9781472939821


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