Daredevil

Daredevil

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Baker & Taylor
A picture book introduction to the life of the mid-twentieth-century aviation and auto racing pioneer describes her fascination with vehicles during childhood and the daring achievements that earned her the title, "First Lady of Firsts."

Baker
& Taylor

A picture book introduction to the life of the mid-20th-century aviation and auto racing pioneer describes her fascination with vehicles during childhood and the daring achievements that earned her the title, "First Lady of Firsts." By the award-wining creator of Pop!: The Invention of Bubble Gum.

Simon and Schuster
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!

Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, [2013]
Edition: 1st edition
ISBN: 9781442422629
1442422629
Branch Call Number: J B SKELTON
Characteristics: pages cm

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BCD2013 Jun 12, 2014

NYPL Staff Pick
Meet “The First Lady of Firsts”. If it could go fast, Betty June Skelton was there. Here’s one woman who never said no to adventure.

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