Shooting For The Moon

The Amazing Life and Times of Annie Oakley

By Stephen Krensky; Bernie Fuchs (Illustrator)
(Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), Hardcover, 9780374368432, 32pp.)

Publication Date: September 2001

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A survivor who refused to give up.

The Amazing Life and Times of Annie Oakley.

"Aim at a high mark and you will hit it" is the motto the legendary sharpshooter and star of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, Annie Oakley, lived by. How did a young girl growing up on a hardscrabble Ohio farm become a legend in her own time?

Based on her own writings and illustrated with hauntingly expressive oil paintings by one of America's foremost illustrators, this dramatic picture-book biography offers a fascinating glimpse into the life of a courageous young girl who went on to break barriers in the field of sports, becoming recognized by Will Rogers and others as "the greatest woman rifle shot the world has ever produced."

About the Author

Stephen Krensky is the author of many books, including How Santa Got His Job, an ALA Notable Book. He lives in Lexington, Massachusetts.

Bernie Fuchs is the youngest artist ever inducted into the Society of Illustrators Hall of Fame. He lives in Westport, Connecticut.

Praise For Shooting For The Moon

"This picture-book biography follows Oakley from age 5, when her father died, through her starring role, at age 26, I Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show . . . A fine introduction to a fascinating and resourceful woman." --School Library Journal

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