Sam Patch

Daredevil Jumper

By Julie Cummins; Michael Allen Austin (Illustrator)
(Holiday House, Library Binding, 9780823417414, 1pp.)

Publication Date: March 2009

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Folks say that when Sam Patch was born, he jumped right into his mother's arms. That was just the beginning. When he jumped into Niagara Falls in 1827, news of his death-defying leap swept the nation--and Sam Patch jumped right into American legend. Full color.

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".

Michael Allen Austin is the award-winning illustrator of several children's books. "Publishers Weekly" has exclaimed that his illustrations are "wild and wily," and "Booklist" has called his art "unusual and exuberant." He lives in Atlanta with his wife, Kim, and their own wild animal, Riley the sheepdog. His website is
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