FIRE AND SILK by Neil Johnson

FIRE AND SILK

Flying in a Hot Air Balloon
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Age Range: 8 & up
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 ``Fire and silk'' is a poetic description of the hot air and polyester that really form these genial giants. Lovely, luminous photos of a balloon outing show a family inflating, flying, and landing a modern hot-air balloon; the text waxes eloquent about the serenity of the skies while Dad and the kids are flying free at the whim of the winds. Mother, meanwhile, using a two-way radio, chases down dusty country roads after the carefree crew, no doubt getting her turn next time. A celebration of high technology in the pursuit of simplicity, on a day when ``The winds have welcomed you with softness.'' (Nonfiction. 8+)

Pub Date: May 1st, 1991
ISBN: 0-316-46959-9
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Little, Brown
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 15th, 1991




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