Tuesday, December 1, 2009

The Daring Miss Quimby

The Daring Miss Quimby
by Suzanne George Whitaker
ill. by Catherine Stock
unpaged picture book biography
New York : Holiday House, c2009

We've all heard lots about Amelia Earhart and her high-flying achievements. Did you know that Harriett Quimby was the first woman in the United States to earn her pilot's license? She quickly became a hit at the airshows touring the country. She had a special purple satin flight suit made so she would stand out even more. Her story is filled with amazing feats and pure determination to go after your heart's desire. Unfortunately, her dreams were tragically cut short, but her life inspired many females to follow in her footsteps. This picture book biography has a great feel to it, thanks to the beautiful pencil and watercolor illustrations.

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