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Daredevil

The Daring Life Of Betty Skelton

By Meghan McCarthy

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!

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Daredevil the daring life of Betty Skelton

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Publish Date

2013

ISBN

1442422629


Format: Book
Author: McCarthy, Meghan
Summary: 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."
Title: Daredevil : the daring life of Betty Skelton / Meghan McCarthy.
Publisher Date: New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, [2013], ©2013.
Subject: Skelton, Betty -- Juvenile literature. Women air pilots -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature Air pilots -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature Automobile racing drivers -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature Women automobile racing drivers -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature. Women -- Biography -- Juvenile literature
Isbn: 1442422629 9781442422629
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 6
System Items Total: 6
Call Number: CB Skelton
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Bib Id: 447740

Format: Book
Author: McCarthy, Meghan
Summary: 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."
Title: Daredevil : the daring life of Betty Skelton / Meghan McCarthy.
Edition: First edition.
Publisher, Date: New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, [2013], ©2013.
Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 27 cm
Target Audience Note: Ages 4-8.
Target Audience Note: Grades K-3.
Subjects: Skelton, Betty -- Juvenile literature.
Subjects: Women air pilots -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature
Subjects: Air pilots -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature
Subjects: Automobile racing drivers -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature
Subjects: Women automobile racing drivers -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Subjects: Women -- Biography -- Juvenile literature
Notes: "A Paula Wiseman Book."
Notes: Includes bibliographic references.
LCCN: 2012023603
ISBN: 1442422629
ISBN: 9781442422629
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 6
Total Copies: 6
Call Number: CB Skelton