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Annie Oakley: American Sharpshooter

Annie Oakley: American Sharpshooter

by Brenda Haugen
     
 

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From the late 19th century into the 21st century, technological and cultural advancements transformed the world into a new and modern place. These advancements changed the way people lived, worked, and thought about themselves and the world. The combination of all these changes continues to produce what we know as the modern world. Known as Little Sure Shot, Annie

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From the late 19th century into the 21st century, technological and cultural advancements transformed the world into a new and modern place. These advancements changed the way people lived, worked, and thought about themselves and the world. The combination of all these changes continues to produce what we know as the modern world. Known as Little Sure Shot, Annie Oakley entertained both common folk and royalty with her expert marksmanship. At the height of her career she was one of the most famous women in the United States and perhaps the world. She became an icon of the Wild West and challenged traditional roles of men and women.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Paula McMillen
Legendary Annie Oakley (nee Moses) is brought to life as a real human being who endured a very difficult childhood, yet who seemed to have a strong moral compass from very early days. Annie's father died when she was only 6 years old, and her sister Mary Jane died the following year. Her hard-working Quaker mother couldn't keep up the farm or support the remaining six children, in spite of Annie's efforts to trap game for food. At the age of eight, she was sent to live with family friends, and soon after was hired out as a baby-sitter and farm hand. Although cruelly treated by one family, Annie worked hard to earn money to send to her mother. In addition to becoming a fine seamstress (she later made all her own costumes), she taught herself to shoot. Obviously uniquely talented, this ability later became her claim to fame, and she eventually traveled throughout the United States and Europe. She married Frank Butler when only 16 years old and they worked and traveled together until they died—just 18 days apart—in 1926. Annie was very conscious of being a role model for women, and sought always to uphold the highest standards of appearance and behavior, earning the admiration of men and women as a lady as well as expert shot. This new entry in the "Signature Lives" series continues to provide an outstanding presentation for young readers. Text is supplemented with numerous illustrations and photographs that bring this remarkable woman to life. Reference information includes an illustrated timeline of Oakley's life, recommended reading, limited glossary, source and image notes, and an index. This book would be an excellent model for writing biographies, as well as for talkingabout the roles of women and about the historical era when Annie lived.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780756518691
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
01/01/2007
Series:
Signature Lives: Modern America Series
Pages:
24
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)
Lexile:
980L (what's this?)
Age Range:
10 - 14 Years

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