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Sophie Takes to the Sky


FORMAT: Paperback PRICE: £6.99 PAGES: 104 Pages PUBLICATION DATE: 15/09/2019 ISBN: 9781781128718

Sophie Takes to the Sky

Katherine Woodfine, illus by Briony May Smith

Barrington Stoke

Take flight with a truly inspirational tale of courage and self-belief, inspired by the incredible life of Sophie Blanchard, the world’s first female hot-air balloonist.

Scaredy-Cat Sophie is afraid of everything! So when a balloonist comes to the town fair, Sophie is left behind while everyone else goes to watch him fly in his mar vellous balloon. She’s far too frightened of the crowds, the commotion and even riding in a horse-drawn carriage. But Sophie longs to watch the hot-air balloon sail across the blue sky. If she could just be brave enough to face her fears, who knows where her journey might take her…

A touching tale for all young readers of learning to overcome anxiety and follow your dreams.

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Selling points

  • A stunning companion to Rose’s Dress of Dreams – a bestselling Little Gem for 2018 – this is another empowering celebration of an incredible woman of history that is sure to inspire.
  • Brilliant new author-illustrator pairing that celebrates Katherine Woodfine’s evocative, award-winning writing and the beautiful full-colour illustrations of rising-star Briony May Smith.
  • Interest in the inspirational stories of women in history remains high with the continuing popularity of series like Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls and Fantastically Great Women Who…


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