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Sophie Takes to the Sky

by Katherine Woodfine
illustrated by Briony May Smith


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n/a Interest Age: 5-8

ISBN: 978-1-78112-871-8

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 marvellous balloon. She’s far too frightened of the crowds, the commotion and even riding in a horse-drawn carriage. But if she could just be brave enough to face her fears, who knows where Sophie’s journey might take her …

A reimagining of the childhood of Sophie Blanchard, one of the world’s first female aeronauts.


Information for Grown-Ups: This book has a dyslexia-friendly layout, typeface and paperstock so that even more readers can enjoy it.

Book Band – Lime

AR Level – 4.4

Read the first chapter of Sophie Takes to the Sky below:



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