The glorious flight : across the Channel with Louis Blériot, July 25, 1909 / Alice and Martin Provensen.

By: Provensen, AliceContributor(s): Provensen, Martin | Viking Press [pbl]Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Viking Press, c1983Edition: 1st edDescription: 39 p. : col. ill. ; 22 x 27 cmISBN: 0670342599; 9780670342594Subject(s): Blériot, Louis, 1872-1936 -- Juvenile literature | Flying-machines -- Juvenile literature | Airplanes -- Design and construction -- Juvenile literature | Endurance flights -- Juvenile literatureAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Glorious flight.DDC classification: 629.13/092/4 | B LOC classification: TL721.B5 | P76 1983Awards: Caldecott Medal, 1984.Summary: A biography of the man whose fascination with flying machines produced the Blériot XI, which crossed the English Channel in thirty-seven minutes in the early 1900s.
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Art techniques used: Sepia toned acrylic, pen and ink illustrations with folk like, stylized characters.

A biography of the man whose fascination with flying machines produced the Blériot XI, which crossed the English Channel in thirty-seven minutes in the early 1900s.

Caldecott Medal, 1984.

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Alice Provensen was born Alice Rose Twitchell in Chicago, Illinois on August 14, 1918. She took classes at the Art Institute of Chicago and at the University of California at Los Angeles before finding a job at the animation studio of Walter Lantz. She met her future husband, Martin Provensen, while he was working on a Navy training film during World War II. They married in 1944 and relocated to Washington D.C., where she worked as a graphic artist for the Office of Strategic Services. They later moved to New York and became known as an author-illustrator picture book team.

They created many award-winning picture books including A Visit to William Blake's Inn: Poems for Innocent and Inexperienced Travelers by Nancy Willard, which won a 1982 Caldecott Honor, and The Glorious Flight: Across the Channel with Louis Bleriot, which won the 1984 Caldecott Medal. Their other books included A Year at Maple Hill Farm, Our Animal Friends at Maple Hill Farm, Karen's Curiosity, Karen's Opposites, The Fuzzy Duckling, Katie the Kitten, The Color Kittens by Margaret Wise Brown, and A Child's Garden of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson. They also created Tony the Tiger, which was the advertising symbol of Kellogg's Frosted Flakes.

She continued working after her husband's death in 1987. Her books included The Buck Stops Here: The Presidents of the United States, A Day in the Life of Murphy, Punch in New York, and Klondike Gold. She died on April 23, 2018 at the age of 99.

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