Violet the Pilot

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Violet the Pilot

By Steve Breen

Dial Books, Hardcover, 9780803731257, 32pp.

Publication Date: March 13, 2008

By the time she's two years old, Violet Van Winkle can fi x nearly any appliance in the house. And by eight she's building elaborate fl ying machines from scratch?mind-boggling contraptions such as the Tubbubbler, the Bicycopter, and the Wing-a-ma-jig. The kids at school tease her, but they have no idea what she's capable of. Maybe she could earn their respect by winning the blue ribbon in the upcoming Air Show. Or maybe something even better will happen?something involving her bestever invention, a Boy Scout troop in peril, and even the mayor himself

A classic underdog story full of humor and sweetness and retro pizzazz, "Violet the Pilot" is both endearing and adorable. It?ll fl y right into your heart.

About the Author
Steve Breen received his degree in political science from the University of California at Riverside. He became the editorial cartoonist for the Asbury Park Press and was later hired by the San Diego Union-Tribune. Steve is a two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize and has also won the Berryman Award, the Thomas Nast Award, the Fischetti Award, and the National Headliner Award. His other books include Stick, Violet the Pilot, The Secret of Santa's Island, and Pug & Doug.

In his free time, Steve enjoys running, reading, playing the guitar, and making waffles for his six kids. He and his family live in San Diego County, where there are, sadly, few woodpeckers.