Synopses & Reviews
For the rebel in every girl's heart, this series presents the achievements of extraordinary, relevant, and inspiring women throughout history. Through quotes, narratives, photographs, illustrations, and fact-filled side-bars, each book tells the story of twelve bold and courageous women.
The Wild West and the rodeo are not the only places where the cowgirl spirit can be found. From the sharpshooting Annie Oakley to the legendary Calamity Jane, these female cowgirls came from all walks of life, but share an irrepressible spirit and dedication to pushing the boundaries. Featured cowgirls include Georgie Sicking (cowboy poet), Charley Parkhurst (stagecoach driver), Tillie Baldwin (rodeo cowgirl), Tad Lucas (rodeos First Lady), Lucille Mulhall (steer roper), Charmayne James (barrel racer), Lillian Riggs (rancher), Sally Skull (horse trader), Johanna July (horse tamer), and Mary Fields (pioneer and mail driver).
“With a sassy, scrapbooklike multimedia approach that uses both period photographs and portraits by Caldecott winner Sweet, the book chronicles infamous characters like Annie Oakley and Calamity Jane, along with some lesser-known women such as Lucille Mulhall, an expert hog-tier and horsewoman…These women, who were happy to “cowboy up” and marshal all of their fortitude to trust their instincts and accomplish great things in spite of criticism, are not just extraordinary gals—they are extraordinary people and realistic role models.”
The brave women in this book have a lot in common, but most of all they share the cowgirl spirit. They loved the thrill of the ride and the enchantment of the adventure.
From the amazing Annie Oakley and her unbelievable sharpshooting skills to the legendary Calamity Jane, the lady cowgirls will leave you jumping in your boots with excitement. Included are Georgie Sicking (Cowboy Poet), Charley Parkhurst (Stagecoach Driver), Tillie Baldwin (Rodeo Cowgirl), Tad Lucas (Rodeo’s First Lady), Lucille Mulhall (Steer Roper), Charmayne James (Barrel Racer), Lillian Riggs (Rancher), Sally Skull (Horse Trader), Johanna July (Horse Tamer), and Mary Fields (Pioneer and Mail Driver).
Inside of every one of us, there is a cowgirland these women are the real life examples!
Rebel in a Dress Is an Innovative New Series by the Bestselling Author of Grossology and Caldecott Honor Illustrator!
About the Author
has written five books in the international bestselling Grossology
series. She is the author of the Ickstory
series and co-author of Dinosaur Store, Outer Space Place
, and “The Soap Opera” Science on Stage
Anthology. She has also written articles for many educational magazines. Sylvia lives in Southern Oregon with her husband, Byron Velasquez, Sox Dog, and Buster Cat. Please visit her at branzei.com/syl.
Melissa Sweet illustrated the Caldecott Honor book A River of Words and more than 40 other books. Melissa lives in Rockport, Maine. Please visit her at melissasweet.net.