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Brave Harriet

The First Woman to Fly the English Channel

On a clear morning in 1912, Harriet Quimby had a vision — she would become the first woman to fly solo across the English Channel. If she were to veer off course by even five miles, she could end up in the North Sea, never to be heard from again. But she took the risk, anyway.

Bestselling author Marissa Moss and award-winning artist C. F. Payne team up to tell this little-known historic story of a spirited woman who dared to take flight.

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"Moss writes effectively in first person, putting readers in touch with Quimby's dreams and determination through direct, vivid language. The mixed media artwork combines paints and pastels in a series of beautiful scenes, from impressionistic seascapes and skyscapes to more realistic and occasionally even romantic portraits of Harriet Quimby in flight or gazing toward the skies." -- Booklist

Product Details

Recommended Age 5 - 8
Author Marissa Moss
Illustrator C.F. Payne
ISBN 0152023801
Publication Date Sep 1, 2001
Publisher Harcourt Children's Books
Language English