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Women daredevils : thrills, chills, and frills /

by Cummins, Julie; Harness, Cheryl [ill.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Dutton Children's Books, c2008Edition: 1st ed.Description: 48 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm.ISBN: 9780525479482; 0525479481.Subject(s): Women daredevils -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Women daredevilsOnline resources: Table of contents only
Contents:
Zazel: human cannonball in pink tights -- Annie Edson Taylor: queenof 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.
Summary: The stories of fourteen women during the period from 1880 to 1929 who performed feats of daring from being shot out of a cannon to high-diving on horseback.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

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.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 48).

Zazel: human cannonball in pink tights -- Annie Edson Taylor: queenof 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.

The stories of fourteen women during the period from 1880 to 1929 who performed feats of daring from being shot out of a cannon to high-diving on horseback.

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This book introduces fourteen women who dared to enter the male arena of "extreme sports" (parachute jumping, airplane-wing walking, etc.) in the early 1900s. Like Cummins's surfeit of exclamation points and puns, Harness's sometimes overexuberant compositions reflect her enthusiasm for her subjects. The author's note provides sources. Timeline. (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted. All rights reserved.

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