ISBN 9780525479482 | 48 pages | 24 Jan 2008 | Dutton Children's | 9.25 x 6.25in | 8 - AND UP years
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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 Cumminsís conversational text and Cheryl Harnessís posterlike illustrations bring a colorful era in history to life.
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