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Linda Donn

Originally posted February 2006

The Little Balloonist

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In early 19th century France, a young woman named Sophie Blanchard soared to fame, literally, by becoming one of the world's first female aeronauts, or balloonists. That much is fact. The love story that Linda Donn tells in her novel The Little Balloonist is fiction, although based on the real Sophie's life during the Napoleonic age.

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