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Daredevil : the daring life of Betty Skelton

Author: Meghan McCarthy
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, [2013] ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Primary school : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Picture books for children
Biography
Juvenile works
Picture books
Juvenile literature
Biography Juvenile literature
Named Person: Betty Skelton; Betty Skelton; Betty Skelton; Betty Skelton
Material Type: Biography, Primary school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Meghan McCarthy
ISBN: 9781442422629 1442422629
OCLC Number: 801681388
Notes: "A Paula Wiseman Book."
"The illustrations for this book are rendered in acrylic paint."--Preliminary page.
Target Audience: Ages 4-8.; 640; Elementary Grade.
Description: 40 unnumbered : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Other Titles: Daring life of Betty Skelton
Responsibility: Meghan McCarthy.

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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. Betty rode motorcycles, raced cars, jumped out of planes, and flew jets, helicopters, gliders, and blimps. And by the time she was an adult, Betty was known in the press as the "First Lady of Firsts!"

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DAREDEVIL, * starred review Ever hear of Betty Skelton? Most people haven't, yet this woman was a whirling daredevil who liked to go fast and broke records in aviation and auto racing. In the 1930s, Read more...

 
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