This is an exhilarating book filled with daredevils — nine true stores about the pioneers of ballooning and parachuting. This is a very readable book that was interesting and informative. The illustrations are actual photographs, as well as some drawings, but all are very well done and really draw you into the stories.
Review by Terrie Bishop, Academy Park Elem. School Media Center
Rating: 4.5 Stars
Interest Level: Grades 4+
Sky Sailors: True Stories of the Balloon Era
Written by David L. Bristow
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Release Date: September 28, 2010