Lisa's Airplane Trip is one of two titles launching the Misadventures of Gaspard and Lisa series. Lisa experiences for the first time in her life what it is like to travel on an airplane when she flies by herself to meet her uncle in the United States. The meal, movie, and other passengers provide endless amusement for Lisa--until an unfortunate accident with her orange juice. Fortunately, a very nice flight attendant makes everything better with a quick wash in the bathroom, followed by a special trip to the cockpit.
About the Author
A husband-and-wife team, this is Anne Gutman and Georg Hallensleben's twelfth Gaspard and Lisa book published by Knopf. The authors live in Paris, France.
KATE BANKS and GEORG HALLENSLEBEN are the author and artist of several picture books, including "And If the Moon Could Talk," winner of the "Boston"" Globe"-"Horn Book" Award, and "The Night Worker," winner of the Charlotte Zolotow Award (see page 46). Both titles also appeared on the ALA Notable List. Ms. Banks lives in the South of France, and Mr. Hallensleben lives in Paris, France.
"The simple words and expressive, bright acrylic paintings tell the stories from the child's viewpoint in a way that's fresh and funny... Each book is a delight and celebrates the brave young voyager who discovers a huge world."