Author(s): Emma Carroll
An encounter with a boy dangling from the sky changes pickpocket Magpies life forever. Like her, the boy dreams of flying over the rooftops of Paris. His family, the Montgolfiers, are desperate to be first to discover the secret of flight. Together with Pierre, Magpie is soon caught up in a world of inflatable bloomers, spies and a trio of unruly animals in a race to be the first to fly a hot air balloonin front of the King and Queen of France.