The Little Balloonist - Linda Donn This is an interesting read based on the true life of Sophie Blanchard, one of the first women to fly in a balloon. It was a rather short, quick read but it was very interesting to learn about Sophie and her extraordinary life. Donn also adds some interesting tidbits and quirks to Napoleon based on historical accounts. The writing was well done and even included some sketches which bought the story to life for me.