A Voyage in the Clouds

A Voyage in the Clouds by Matthew Olshan, illustrated by Sophie Blackall, is based on a true story and is a hoot. The principle characters are two balloonists trying to cross the English Channel, sometime in 1785. They squabble over the details of the flight, eventually agree on a plan, load up their dogs and set off. The illustrations are striking and there is a lot of humor in this adventure.