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"In this portrait of Harriet Quimby, an independent daredevil who, in 1911, became the first woman in the U.S. to gain a pilot's license, vibrant watercolors re-create an era when planes 'looked more like bicycles with wings.' Flying the English Channel, Quimby's plane is shown awash in thick fog, until she spots the shore and lands to an excited crowd and much acclaim. Quimby's final flight, which resulted in her early death, is explained against an open expanse of water as the sun breaks through clouds. But the story ends on an uplifting note, explaining that Quimby paved the way for future female pilots. Ages 5 — 8. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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In 1912, airplanes looked like bicycles with wings. When a spirited young woman named Harriet Quimby decides to learn how to fly, everyone says it's too dangerous. She tries it anyway and becomes the first woman in the United States to earn a pilot's license. Full color.

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ISBN:
9780823419968
Author:
Whitaker, Suzanne George
Publisher:
Holiday House
Illustrator:
Stock, Catherine
Author:
Whitaker, Suzanne
Subject:
Air pilots
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : General
Subject:
Air pilots -- United States.
Subject:
Women air pilots -- United States.
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Biography / Autobiography
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Biography
Publication Date:
20090931
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
, Y
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
8.70x11.00x.40 in. .88 lbs.
Age Level:
08-12

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Product details 32 pages Holiday House - English 9780823419968 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In this portrait of Harriet Quimby, an independent daredevil who, in 1911, became the first woman in the U.S. to gain a pilot's license, vibrant watercolors re-create an era when planes 'looked more like bicycles with wings.' Flying the English Channel, Quimby's plane is shown awash in thick fog, until she spots the shore and lands to an excited crowd and much acclaim. Quimby's final flight, which resulted in her early death, is explained against an open expanse of water as the sun breaks through clouds. But the story ends on an uplifting note, explaining that Quimby paved the way for future female pilots. Ages 5 — 8. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , In 1912, airplanes looked like bicycles with wings. When a spirited young woman named Harriet Quimby decides to learn how to fly, everyone says it's too dangerous. She tries it anyway and becomes the first woman in the United States to earn a pilot's license. Full color.
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