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The Balloon Brothers
Informational (nonfiction) 1,657 words, Level Z (Grade 5), Lexile 910LIn Europe, during the late 1700s, frenzy and fascination swirled around the possibility of traveling by air. The Montgolfier brothers were at the forefront of this movement, creating the first-ever hot-air balloon. The Balloon Brothers details the science and the history of these ingenious brothers along with other inventors and brave souls who made air travel a reality. The book and lesson are also available for levels Z1 and Z2.
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