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Daredevil: The Daring Life of Betty Skelton

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Publisher Comments:

andlt;Bandgt;A riveting picture book biography of Betty Skelton, aviation and auto racing pioneer, from award-winning author/illustrator Megan McCarthy.andlt;/Bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;In the 1930s most girls were happy playing with dolls. But one girl, Betty Skelton, liked playing with airplanes, watching them fly around outside, and even flying airplanes herself! She lived for an adventureand#8212;in the air, the water, and on landand#8212;and nothing could stop her, especially not being a girl.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;When Betty Skelton was young there werenand#8217;t many women flying airplanes or racing cars, but she wouldnand#8217;t let that stop her. She was always ready to take on a challenge, and she loved to have fun. Beetty rode motorcycles, raced cars, jumped out of planes, and flew jets, helicoptors, gliders, and blimps. And by the time she was an adult, Betty was known in the press as the and#8220;First Lady of Firsts!and#8221;andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;This vibrantly illustrated picture book biography reveals the exciting life of a brave pioneer who followed her dreams and showed the world that women can do anything!

Review:

"McCarthy has made a career out of picture-book biographies of unexpected subjects, and this thoroughly inspiring portrait of Betty June Skelton (1926 — 2011) reveals a woman who embodies a 'need for speed.' Direct quotations from Skelton fill her story with personality. She was obsessed with flying from an early age, and she made the newspapers for a solo flight on her 16th birthday — never mind that her father had already plopped her into a cockpit four years earlier. 'It wasn't quite legal then so I couldn't tell anybody,' she recalled. Skelton went on to break records on land, sea, and air, and she even had a shot at becoming the first woman in space. In McCarthy's succinct prose and wide-eyed acrylic cartooning, Skelton comes through as a woman eager to break barriers and try anything. Ages 4 — 8. (June)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Synopsis:

A colorful nonfiction picture book detailing the lives of some of the most daring women in history!

Annie Edson Taylor went over Niagara Falls in a barrel. Mabel Stark wrestled with tigers. Sonora Webster Carver plummeted forty feet on horseback into a tank of water. These and the eleven other women profiled in this book performed between 1880 and 1929, when females were expected to stay home and raise families, not entertain crowds with acts of derring-do. Their bravado, equal to that of any male thrill-seeker, made them inspiring at a time when women were testing the waters of equality and freedom. Julie Cumminss conversational text and Cheryl Harnesss posterlike illustrations bring a colorful era in history to life.

Synopsis:

A riveting picture book biography of Betty Skelton, aviation and auto racing pioneer, from award-winning author/illustrator Megan McCarthy.

In the 1930s most girls were happy playing with dolls. But one girl, Betty Skelton, liked playing with airplanes, watching them fly around outside, and even flying airplanes herself! She lived for an adventure—in the air, the water, and on land—and nothing could stop her, especially not being a girl.

When Betty Skelton was young there weren’t many women flying airplanes or racing cars, but she wouldn’t let that stop her. She was always ready to take on a challenge, and she loved to have fun. Beetty rode motorcycles, raced cars, jumped out of planes, and flew jets, helicoptors, gliders, and blimps. And by the time she was an adult, Betty was known in the press as the “First Lady of Firsts!”

This vibrantly illustrated picture book biography reveals the exciting life of a brave pioneer who followed her dreams and showed the world that women can do anything!

About the Author

Meghan McCarthyandlt;Bandgt; andlt;/Bandgt;is the award-winning author and illustrator of many books for children, including andlt;iandgt;Daredevil: The Daring Life of Betty Skeltonandlt;/iandgt;; andlt;iandgt;Pop!: The Invention of Bubble Gumandlt;/iandgt;; andlt;iandgt;City Hawk: The Story of Pale Maleandlt;/iandgt;;andlt;iandgt; andlt;/iandgt;and andlt;iandgt;Seabiscuit the Wonder Horseandlt;/iandgt;. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, she lives in Brooklyn, New York. Visit her at Meghan-McCarthy.com.Meghan McCarthyandlt;Bandgt; andlt;/Bandgt;is the award-winning author and illustrator of many books for children, including andlt;iandgt;Daredevil: The Daring Life of Betty Skeltonandlt;/iandgt;; andlt;iandgt;Pop!: The Invention of Bubble Gumandlt;/iandgt;; andlt;iandgt;City Hawk: The Story of Pale Maleandlt;/iandgt;;andlt;iandgt; andlt;/iandgt;and andlt;iandgt;Seabiscuit the Wonder Horseandlt;/iandgt;. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, she lives in Brooklyn, New York. Visit her at Meghan-McCarthy.com.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781442422629
Author:
Mccarthy, Meghan
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
Author:
McCarthy, Meghan
Author:
Cummins, Julie
Author:
Harness, Cheryl
Subject:
Sports & Recreation
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Biography
Edition Description:
Hardback
Publication Date:
20130631
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
f-c (reflective) spfx; matte, emboss, +
Pages:
48
Dimensions:
10 x 9 in
Age Level:
from 4 up to 8

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Product details 48 pages Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books - English 9781442422629 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "McCarthy has made a career out of picture-book biographies of unexpected subjects, and this thoroughly inspiring portrait of Betty June Skelton (1926 — 2011) reveals a woman who embodies a 'need for speed.' Direct quotations from Skelton fill her story with personality. She was obsessed with flying from an early age, and she made the newspapers for a solo flight on her 16th birthday — never mind that her father had already plopped her into a cockpit four years earlier. 'It wasn't quite legal then so I couldn't tell anybody,' she recalled. Skelton went on to break records on land, sea, and air, and she even had a shot at becoming the first woman in space. In McCarthy's succinct prose and wide-eyed acrylic cartooning, Skelton comes through as a woman eager to break barriers and try anything. Ages 4 — 8. (June)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by ,
A colorful nonfiction picture book detailing the lives of some of the most daring women in history!

Annie Edson Taylor went over Niagara Falls in a barrel. Mabel Stark wrestled with tigers. Sonora Webster Carver plummeted forty feet on horseback into a tank of water. These and the eleven other women profiled in this book performed between 1880 and 1929, when females were expected to stay home and raise families, not entertain crowds with acts of derring-do. Their bravado, equal to that of any male thrill-seeker, made them inspiring at a time when women were testing the waters of equality and freedom. Julie Cumminss conversational text and Cheryl Harnesss posterlike illustrations bring a colorful era in history to life.

"Synopsis" by , A riveting picture book biography of Betty Skelton, aviation and auto racing pioneer, from award-winning author/illustrator Megan McCarthy.

In the 1930s most girls were happy playing with dolls. But one girl, Betty Skelton, liked playing with airplanes, watching them fly around outside, and even flying airplanes herself! She lived for an adventure—in the air, the water, and on land—and nothing could stop her, especially not being a girl.

When Betty Skelton was young there weren’t many women flying airplanes or racing cars, but she wouldn’t let that stop her. She was always ready to take on a challenge, and she loved to have fun. Beetty rode motorcycles, raced cars, jumped out of planes, and flew jets, helicoptors, gliders, and blimps. And by the time she was an adult, Betty was known in the press as the “First Lady of Firsts!”

This vibrantly illustrated picture book biography reveals the exciting life of a brave pioneer who followed her dreams and showed the world that women can do anything!

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