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The Flying Girl Summary µ 7 Ó In this beautiful picture book filled with soaring words and buoyant illustrations award winners Margarita Engle and Sara Palacios tell the inspiring true story of Aída de Acosta the first woman to fly a motorized aircraftOn a lively street in the lovely city of Paris a girl named Aída glanced up and was dazzled by the siIvely street in the lovely city of Paris a girl named Aída glanced up and was dazzled by the sight of an airship Oh how she wished she could soar through the sky like that The inventor of the airship Alberto invited Aída to rid. Engle has given us a gift with this rhyming picture book biographyIt was a trip to Paris in the summer of 1903 when Aida de Acosta saw her first dirigible airship flying in the sky She was motivated to learn how to fly so took a few piloting lessons from Brazilian aviatorinventor Alberto Santos Dumont She managed to fly an airship to a nearby polo field inspiring young girls Sometimes all it takes to change the whole world is one wild dreamer's soaring exampleChildren's Poet Laureate Margarita Engle breathes life and likeability into Aida de Acosta's remarkable story Bucking the custom of the time she was fierce and independent wanting to fly on her own at a time when this would have been unthinkable Engle's rhyming text reads aloud smoothly making it perfect to share with young listenersSara Palacios' illustrations rendered in mixed media gouache markers colored pencil pencil and digital come together to support the incredible story of this young woman The illustrations are bright and colorful lifting the reader high into the air visually Her use of perspectives also adds interestTogether this one's a winner A wonderful title to use in a unit on flight or during Women's History MonthRecommended for PreSchool grade 3

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In this beautiful picture book filled with soaring words and buoyant illustrations award winners Margarita Engle and Sara Palacios tell the inspiring true story of Aída de Acosta the first woman to fly a motorized aircraftOn a l. Did you know Aida de Acosta flew three months before the Wright brothers did Neither did I I love learning new things

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The Flying GirlE with him but she didn’t want to be a passenger She wanted to be the pilotAída was just a teenager and no woman or girl had ever flown before She didn’t let that stop her though All she needed was courage and a chance to tr. In her wonderful verse Margarita Engle tells the story of a young woman who discovered a flying machine on a visit to Paris defying expectations that women are not meant to fly but to stay home to cook clean and sew Her mother finally gave permission but insisted that she not tell her father Later when her father found out about her flight he insisted she keep it a secret Even when she landed after this first successful flight some people jeered saying that women had no business flying The author's note shares and also tells about Alberto Santos Dumont the pilot of the first flying machine that Aida saw and immediately wanted to fly herself Sara Palacios' illustrations show the outdoor scenes with colorful celebration