Women Daredevils

Thrills, Chills, and Frills

By Julie Cummins; Cheryl Harness (Illustrator)
Dutton Books, Hardcover, 9780525479482, 48pp.

Publication Date: January 24, 2008

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Description
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.



About the Author
Julie Cummins has milked cows and climbed silos, ridden subways and lived in a high-rise. She currently lives in New York City, where she has a spectacular view of the Empire State Building, and vacations in the country, where she enjoys the lake views. She is the author of "City Kid, Country Kid" and "Flying Solo".Cheryl Harness is an author-illustrator, speaker, sometime sculptor, and harmonica player. She has created many acclaimed historical picture books, including "Ghosts of the Civil War, Ghosts of the White House, Ghosts of the 20th Century, Mark Twain and the Queens of the Mississippi, " and "Three Young Pilgrims." She lives in Independence, Missouri, with her Scottie, Maude, and her cats, Irene and Merrie Emma.
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