Synopses & Reviews
The 1840s ushered in the beginning of the largest migration in US history. People in crowded Eastern cities and Missouri River towns were feeling the pull of the Western frontier. It was the dawn of a new era of expansion, and over the next few decades, the making of a new kind of pioneer. It was the birth of the cowgirl!
and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Welcome to the world of nimble equestriennes, hawkeyed sharpshooters, sly outlaws, eloquent legislators, expert wranglers and talented performers who made eyes pop and jaws drop with their skills, savvy and bravery. In this fascinating account of an ever-evolving American icon, Holly George-Warren invites readers to saddle up with a host of these trailblazers who helped settle the West and define the cowgirl spirit.
"A captivating browsersand#8217; delight."and#8212;School Library Journal * "Fabulous reading, great for research, deliciously . . . feminist."and#8212;Kirkus Reviews, starred review
PRAISE FOR THE LIVES OF
"There are plenty of books about cowboys. Now itand#8217;s the ladiesand#8217; turn. . . . This offers a refreshing slant on the West and its women. Best of all are the many, many wonderfully reproduced photographs, posters, and even paper dolls that chronicle the history in this handsomely designed book."and#160; and#8212;Booklist and#160; "With ample dynamic photos and lively quotes throughout, George-Warren presents a thoroughly absorbing overview of the history of cowgirls up to the present."and#160; and#8212;School Library Journal and#160; "Thoroughly researched and filled with interesting facts, photographs and full-color art, the book shines in its ability to highlight a neglected story in American history. . . . George-Warren tells their stories in colorful, fascinating detail. This book would make an excellent addition to a unit on the American West or a celebration of Women's History Month."and#160; and#8212;VOYA and#160; "For horse-loving girls, this unique title meets a need they may not have known they had and might spur them on to cowgirl careers of their own."and#160; and#8212;Horn Book
This new paperback in the popular Lives of series exposes history's most notable women
This captivating installment of a celebrated series turns the spotlight on the women who have wielded power, revealing their feats--and flaws--for all the world to see. Here you'll find twenty of the most influential women in history: queens, warriors, prime ministers, first ladies, revolutionary leaders. Some are revered. Others are notorious. But they were all real people with private interests and personalities. What were they really like? What did they do for fun? What were their tragedies and their triumphs? Wild or mild, hated or beloved, each of these women dared to stand up and be a leader.
Kathleen Krull turns her spotlight on twenty powerful women from Cleopatra to RIgoberta Menchand#250; Tum, revealing their feats and flaws for all the world to see. They were queens, warriors, prime ministers, first ladies, revolutionary leaders. But they were all real people with private interests and personalities. What were they really like? Wild or mild, hated or beloved, each of these women dared to stand up and be a leader.
What is your favorite athlete's biggest fear? Strangest habit? Craziest quirk? And what did their neighbors have to say about them? Find out all you ever wanted to know about your favorite sports stars in Lives of the Athletes. Biographical information has never been this much fun to read!
Babe Ruth was the greatest slugger ever--and off the field snacked on pickled eels and chocolate ice cream. Johnny Weissmuller swam to Olympic fame--and on land practiced the Tarzan yell. “Krull hits another home run.”--American Bookseller
Not all governments have been run by men. Lives of Extraordinary Women
turns the spotlight on women who have wielded power, revealing their feats--and flaws--for all the world to see. Here you'll find twenty of the most influential women in history: queens, warriors, prime ministers, first ladies, revolutionary leaders. Some are revered. Others are notorious. What were they really like?
In this grand addition to their highly praised series, Kathleen Krull and Kathryn Hewitt celebrate some of the world's most noteworthy women, ranging from the famous to those whose stories have rarely been told.
Features twenty extraordinary women, including:
Joan of Arc
Thisand#160;newand#160;paperback in the popular Lives of series exposes history'sand#160;most notable women
This installment in the acclaimed LIVES OF series profiles the swashbuckling adventures of history's most famous piratesand#8212;and dispels a few rumors along the way.
Every kid knows that pirates talk funny, swing a big sword, and seek buried treasureand#8212;donand#8217;t they? What do we really know about Blackbeard, Madame Cheng, Sir Francis Drake, and other men and women of pirate history? What drove them to sail the high seas? What were their bad habits, favorite foods, and silly quirks? And did they actually talk like that?
and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; A lively style, lots of surprises, and solid research have made the Lives of . . . series of collective biographies popular with both kids and adults. Now the series returns, spanning the globe with profiles of the nineteen most notorious pirates in history.
Aand#160;beautiful and fascinatingand#160;nonfiction book about the history of cowgirls, by the author of Shake, Rattle, and Roll, and Honky-Tonk Heroes and Hillbilly Angels.
About the Author
has written much innovative nonfiction for young people, including six other books in the Lives of . . .
series, and has made a chatty, accessible approach to biography her hallmark. She lives in San Diego, California. www.kathleenkrull.com