On The Rise: Hot Air Balloon Books About Soaring Flights And Sobering Falls

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From romantic transits over the French countryside to a historical account of an ill-fated polar expedition, the sky is the limit in these extraordinary tales.

Who needs destinations? This summer, we're focusing on the journey. All these books — some old, some new — will transport you: by train, plane, car, bike, boat, foot, city transit, horse, balloon, rocket ship, time machine and even the odd giant peach. Bon voyage! (Taxes and fees not included).

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