Violet the Pilot (Hardcover)
Dial Books, 9780803731257, 40pp.
Publication Date: March 13, 2008
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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
Author/illustrator Steve Breen is a Pulitzer Prize–winning editorialcartoonist and the creator of the comic strip Grand Avenue. Stick, hispicture-book debut, is rambunctious, silly, and couldn’t be more endearing. Steve Breen lives in San Diego, California.
Praise For Violet the Pilot…
"An engaging story of a spunky girl who follows her dreams...Violet is a terrific role model."--School Library Journal
"Breen makes good use of both comedy and perspective in action-packed pictures...This will make a great read-aloud; take it on a trip, and youngsters will happily follow along."--Booklist
"Violet is charming and fearless."--Children's Literature