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The daring Miss Quimby

Author: Suzanne Whitaker; Catherine Stock
Publisher: New York : Holiday House, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : Juvenile audience : English : 1st ed
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In 1912, airplanes looked like bicycles with wings. Only men flew these scary new machines. When a spirited young woman named Harriet Quimby decided to learn to fly, everyone said it would be too dangerous. But Harriet tried it anyway! She was the first woman in the United States to earn her pilot's license. Soon the whole country was just wild about her! Harriet loved the attention and designed a purple flight suit  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Biography Juvenile literature
Named Person: Harriet Quimby; Harriet Quimby; Harriet Quimby
Material Type: Biography, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Suzanne Whitaker; Catherine Stock
ISBN: 9780823419968 0823419967
OCLC Number: 228701395
Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 23 x 29 cm.
Responsibility: by Suzanne George Whitaker ; illustrated by Catherine Stock.

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In 1912, airplanes looked like bicycles with wings. Only men flew these scary new machines. When a spirited young woman named Harriet Quimby decided to learn to fly, everyone said it would be too dangerous. But Harriet tried it anyway! She was the first woman in the United States to earn her pilot's license. Soon the whole country was just wild about her! Harriet loved the attention and designed a purple flight suit to stand out even more. Before long she was the first woman to fly across the English Channel.

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Good addition to my library

by AnchorageSchools (WorldCat user published 2009-11-19) Very Good Permalink

This is a brief biography about the first woman to fly solo across the English Channel, Harriet Quimby.

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