DK Biography: Annie Oakley


DK's acclaimed Biography line shine the spotlight on sharpshooter Annie Oakley. Includes detailed sidebars, handy vocabulary, and a visual timeline.

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DK's acclaimed Biography line shine the spotlight on sharpshooter Annie Oakley. Includes detailed sidebars, handy vocabulary, and a visual timeline.

Supports the Common Core State Standards.

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School Library Journal

Gr 4-8
This highly readable book has a rich layout of photographs and illustrations on every spread. Wills describes Oakley's humble Quaker heritage, her childhood filled with poverty and abuse, and her rise to international fame while incorporating information about events and conventions of the era. Her time spent touring with Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show is chronicled in exciting detail, from the triumphs (meeting Queen Victoria and other royalty) to the tragedies (a head-on train accident in which more than 100 horses were killed). The author explains that despite Oakley's fame, there are many unknowns about her life (such as the exact date and place of her marriage). In fact, Oakley relished her privacy and her reputation so much that she often gave conflicting dates in her own writings and in personal interviews. Overall, this is an excellent companion to Sue Macy's Bull's-Eye: A Photobiography of Annie Oakley (National Geographic, 2001), which has a more succinct text and similar striking photographs in a larger format.
—Madeline J. BryantCopyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780756629977
  • Publisher: DK Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/30/2007
  • Series: DK Biography Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 167,970
  • Age range: 3 months - 17 years
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Prologue: "And See Miss Annie Oakley Shooting!"     6
Struggling Along in Ohi     10
Among the Wolves     20
"I Glided Swiftly through the Woods"     28
Butler & Oakley     34
Sitting Bull and the Circus     42
The Wild West     52
The Drama of Civilization     64
The Rifle Queen Conquers Europe     74
Settling Down     88
"Some One Will Pay for this Dreadful Mistake"     96
"I Think Every Woman Should Learn the Use of Firearms"     104
The Final Years     110
Annie Oakley's Legacy     116
Timeline     122
Bibliography     124
For Further Study     125
Index     126
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