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The Jerrie Mock story : the first woman to fly solo around the world

Author: Nancy Roe Pimm
Publisher: Athens : Ohio University Press, [2016]
Series: Biographies for young readers.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this biography for middle-grade readers, Nancy Roe Pimm tells the story of Geraldine "Jerrie" Mock, the first woman to fly solo around the world. In her trusty Cessna, The Spirit of Columbus-also known as Charlie-she traveled from Columbus, Ohio, on an eastward route that totaled nearly twenty-three thousand miles and took almost a month. Overcoming wind, ice, mechanical problems, and maybe even sabotage, Mock
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Biography Juvenile literature
Biography
Named Person: Jerrie Mock; Jerrie Mock
Material Type: Biography, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nancy Roe Pimm
ISBN: 9780821422151 0821422154 9780821422168 0821422162 9780821445587 0821445588
OCLC Number: 932387001
Description: xi, 134 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: March 19, 1964 --
Early years and chasing dreams --
Bermuda bound --
Santa Maria --
Casablanca --
Nigeria and Libya --
Egypt and Saudi Arabia --
Pakistan and India --
Thailand and the Philippines --
Guam, Wake Island, and Hawaii --
Home! --
Supersonic jets and record-breaking streaks --
Jerrie's timeline --
Jerrie's achievements & awards.
Series Title: Biographies for young readers.
Responsibility: Nancy Roe Pimm.
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In the third installment of our series Biographies for Young Readers, Nancy Roe Pimm gives us the life of Jerrie Mock, who in 1964 became the first woman to fly solo around the world. Mock, born in  Read more...

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"This is a high-interest biography of a woman who is less of a household name than her idol, Amelia Earhart, but no less gutsy and accomplished." * Booklist * "Plentifully illustrated with Read more...

 
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