My children love The Glorious Flight, the picture book story of the flight of Louis Bleriot, who was the first person to fly across the English Channel. If you love to speak in a French accent (I do), this book is perfect for you. But even if not, it's a wonderful read. Louis Bleriot gets the flying bug after he crashes his car into a vegetable cart because he's distracted by an airship flying over his small village. The book shows the various incarnations of his "aeroplane" and features some wonderful, wry humor. His arrival over the white cliffs of Dover is cause for celebration!
Bleriot's legendary flight was made 106 years ago today!