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Women Daredevils

Thrills, Chills, And Frills

By Julie Cummins

Annie Edson Taylor went over Niagara Falls in a barrel. Mabel Stark wrestled with tigers. Sonora Webster Carver plummeted forty feet on horseback into a tank of water. These and the eleven other women profiled in this book performed between 1880 and 1929, when females were expected to stay home and raise families, not entertain crowds with acts of derring-do. Their bravado, equal to that of any male thrill-seeker, made them inspiring at a time when women were testing the waters of equality and freedom. Julie Cummins’s conversational text and Cheryl Harness’s posterlike illustrations bring a colorful era in history to life.

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ISBN

9780525479482


Format: Book
Author: Cummins, Julie
Title: Women daredevils : thrills, chills, and frills / Julie Cummins ; illustrated by Cheryl Harness.
Publisher Date: New York : Dutton Children's Books, c2008.
Subject: Women daredevils -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Isbn: 9780525479482 0525479481
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 23
System Items Total: 23
Call Number: 920 Cum
Oclc: 126802665
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Bib Id: 294076

Format: Book
Author: Cummins, Julie
Title: Women daredevils : thrills, chills, and frills / Julie Cummins ; illustrated by Cheryl Harness.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Dutton Children's Books, c2008.
Description: 48 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm.
Subjects: Women daredevils -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Other Author: Harness, Cheryl ill.
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 48).
Contents: Zazel: human cannonball in pink tights -- Annie Edson Taylor: queen of the mist -- Mlle. D'Zizi and Gertrude Breton: leapin' ladies -- Isabelle Butler and La Rague Sisters: loopy women drivers -- May Wirth: world's greatest bareback rider -- Georgia "Tiny" Broadwick: the doll girl of aviation -- Mabel Stark: the lady and the tiger -- Gladys Roy and Gladys Ingle: winsome wing walkers -- Mabel Cody: just plane stunts -- Sonora Webster Carver: the girl on the high-diving horse.
LCCN: 2007018102
ISBN: 9780525479482
ISBN: 0525479481
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 23
Total Copies: 23
Call Number: 920 Cum