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Tillie the Terrible Swede: How One Woman, a Sewing Needle, and a Bicycle Changed History

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Publisher Comments:

When Tillie Anderson came to America, all she had was a needle. So she got herself a job in a tailor shop and waited for a dream to find her. One day, a man sped by on a bicycle. She was told "bicycles aren't for ladies," but from then on, Tillie dreamed of riding—not graceful figure eights, but speedy, scorching, racy riding! And she knew that couldn't be done in a fancy lady's dress. . . . With arduous training and her (shocking!) new clothes, Tillie became the women's bicycle-riding champion of the world.

Sue Stauffacher's lively text and Sarah McMenemy's charming illustrations capture the energy of America's bicycle craze and tell the story of one woman who wouldn't let society's expectations stop her from achieving her dream.

Review:

"Reaching back more than a century, Stauffacher and McMenemy resurrect the story of pioneering woman cyclist Tillie Anderson--and make Lance Armstrong feel like yesterday's news. Racing in a self-created aerodynamic outfit (hence the needle reference in the title), Anderson both scandalized and thrilled 1890s America as she shattered records for speed and endurance, leaving competitors and conventional wisdom in the dust. At first, McMenemy's (The Busiest Street in Town) doll-like characterizations and pert settings seem too dainty to serve the story of an athletic heroine and her frenzied times, but within a few pages Anderson's unstoppable determination and energy read loud and clear--in fact, McMenemy proves that the diminutive can also be indomitable. Stauffacher's (Nothing but Trouble: The Story of Althea Gibson) writing is as sprightly and heartfelt as ever, and to her credit, she connects Tillie's accomplishments to the building women's rights movement. An excellent afterword, tucked on the inside back cover, provides fascinating historical context for Anderson's story. Worthy of taking its place beside You Forgot Your Skirt, Amelia Bloomer! and other top-notch junior histories. Ages 5 — 8. (Jan.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)

Synopsis:

Stauffacher's lively text and McMenemy's charming illustrations capture the energy of America's bicycle craze and tell the story of one woman who wouldn't let society's expectations stop her from achieving her dream. Full color.

About the Author

SUE STAUFFACHER'S books for young readers include Harry Sue, Donutheart, and Donuthead, as well as her new Animal Rescue Team series. Sue's picture book Nothing but Trouble won the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Children's Literature. She is a frequent visitor to schools as a speaker and literacy consultant, drawing on two decades of experience as a journalist, educator, and program administrator. To learn more about her, please visit SueStauffacher.com.

SARAH MCMENEMY is the illustrator of The First Rule of Little Brothers by Jill Davis, Everybody Bonjours! by Leslie Kimmelman, and The Busiest Street in Town by Mara Rockliff, all published by Knopf. She is also the author and illustrator of Waggle and Jack's New Boat. Sarah lives with her family in London, England. Visit her online at SarahMcMenemy.com.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375844423
Author:
Stauffacher, Sue
Publisher:
Alfred A. Knopf
Illustrator:
McMenemy, Sarah
Author:
McMenemy, Sarah
Subject:
Girls & Women
Subject:
Sports & Recreation - Cycling
Subject:
Cyclists -- United States.
Subject:
Anderson, Tillie
Subject:
Children s-Women in History
Edition Description:
Picture book
Publication Date:
20110131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from K up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
, Y
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
8.37 x 10.34 x .33 in .775 lb
Age Level:
05-08

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Product details 40 pages Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers - English 9780375844423 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Reaching back more than a century, Stauffacher and McMenemy resurrect the story of pioneering woman cyclist Tillie Anderson--and make Lance Armstrong feel like yesterday's news. Racing in a self-created aerodynamic outfit (hence the needle reference in the title), Anderson both scandalized and thrilled 1890s America as she shattered records for speed and endurance, leaving competitors and conventional wisdom in the dust. At first, McMenemy's (The Busiest Street in Town) doll-like characterizations and pert settings seem too dainty to serve the story of an athletic heroine and her frenzied times, but within a few pages Anderson's unstoppable determination and energy read loud and clear--in fact, McMenemy proves that the diminutive can also be indomitable. Stauffacher's (Nothing but Trouble: The Story of Althea Gibson) writing is as sprightly and heartfelt as ever, and to her credit, she connects Tillie's accomplishments to the building women's rights movement. An excellent afterword, tucked on the inside back cover, provides fascinating historical context for Anderson's story. Worthy of taking its place beside You Forgot Your Skirt, Amelia Bloomer! and other top-notch junior histories. Ages 5 — 8. (Jan.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
"Synopsis" by , Stauffacher's lively text and McMenemy's charming illustrations capture the energy of America's bicycle craze and tell the story of one woman who wouldn't let society's expectations stop her from achieving her dream. Full color.
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