When sixteen-year-old Dolly Shepherd is offered the chance to take to the sky in a hot-air balloon, there's no way she's going to turn it down. Even though the pilot actually plans for her to jump out of the balloon and plummet back to earth using just a flimsy parachute.
For Dolly, it's the start of a sensational career. But the life of an aeronaut is as dangerous as it is daring, and there will be many narrow escapes along the way ...
Pioneering aviatrix Dolly Shepherd comes alive in this thrilling reimagining of her death-defying exploits from bestselling author Karen McCombie.
Publisher: Barrington Stoke Ltd
Number of pages: 104
Dimensions: 198 x 130 mm
"An inspiring story ... brimming with optimism" -- Roaring Reads
"Told with characteristic verve and humour by Karen McCombie" -- Fiona Dunbar
"Fascinating and informative ... I was thoroughly engaged and can imagine that young emergent, reluctant and dyslexic readers will be equally entranced" -- The Letterpress Project
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