1904 – Alexandra Palace, London
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…
Barrington Stoke books are commissioned, edited and designed to break down the barriers that can stop children from learning to love reading, from dyslexia and visual stress to simple reluctance.
IA 8-12, RA 8 (Interest Age 8-12, Reading Age 8)