At the turn of the nineteenth century, a retired sixty-two-year-old charm school instructor named Annie Edson Taylor, seeking fame and fortune, decided to do something that no one in the world had ever done before -- she would go over Niagara Falls in a wooden barrel.
Come meet the Queen of the Falls and witness with your own eyes her daring ride!
"Any kid who has beheld Niagara Falls -- or even taken a good look at pictures of it -- will be suitably gobsmacked by the true story of charm-school teacher Annie Edson Taylor, who, at age 62, decided on a whim to fund her golden years by being the first person over the falls." -- Booklist
"Van Allsburg’s foray into nonfiction is filled with the same suspense, surrealism, and menace that have thrilled readers of his fiction." -- School Library Journal
|Recommended Age||6 - 9|
|Author||Chris Van Allsburg|
|Illustrator||Chris Van Allsburg|
|Publication Date||Apr 4, 2011|
|Publisher||Houghton Mifflin Books for Children|