Eddie Rickenbacker (Young Patriots Series): Boy Pilot and Racer

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America’s World War I flying ace, winner of the Medal of Honor, and racecar driver Eddie Rickenbacker’s first attempt at flight was riding his bicycle off the roof while holding an umbrella. Young Eddie, whose parents were Swiss immigrants, grew up in the Midwest in the early 20th century, worked hard to help support his family, but found time to build a “pushmobile,” experience a thrilling ride in a “horseless carriage,” and come face-to-face with a moving train. Young readers will gasp as he rides a runaway ...

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America’s World War I flying ace, winner of the Medal of Honor, and racecar driver Eddie Rickenbacker’s first attempt at flight was riding his bicycle off the roof while holding an umbrella. Young Eddie, whose parents were Swiss immigrants, grew up in the Midwest in the early 20th century, worked hard to help support his family, but found time to build a “pushmobile,” experience a thrilling ride in a “horseless carriage,” and come face-to-face with a moving train. Young readers will gasp as he rides a runaway mining cart that jumps the tracks and cheer at Eddie’s first auto racing victory. Included are fun facts about Eddie Rickenbacker's life and the America he grew up in.

A biography of an automobile racer and pilot who contributed a great deal towards the growth of military and commercial aviation in the United States.

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“Each book (in the Young Patriots series) allows a child (8–12) to understand that children aren't so different from one another and that they can grow up to do amazing things. This series portrays ideal role models from a child’s perspective.” —Bob Spear, Heartland Reviews
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Sisson delivers a pleasing biography of a little known but widely appealing risk-taker. Rickenbacker works hard and plays hard in turn-of-the-century Ohio where he learns tough lessons that will prepare him for his future life of adventure. The biography seems patronizing in places, and at time is reminiscent of tall tale morality as it attempts to draw great moral truths from simple lessons. The charm of the Rickenbacker story, however, supersedes any shortcomings of the telling. Young readers will be mystified by Eddie's attempts to build a horseless carriage, his dangerous simulation of Benjamin Franklin's kite experiment, and his daredevil dash into the burning school building. Sisson presents Rickenbacker's story as an American dream saga: a boy from a large family has big plans and works hard to fulfill them. Rickenbacker's success is a combination of hard work and being in the right place at the right time. Using his skills as an auto mechanic, Rickenbacker plays an instrumental role in early automobile racing and later becomes one of the most decorated fighter pilots in WWI. This volume of the "Young Patriots" series would be a great addition to an elementary school or classroom library. A fascinating biography about the life of an extraordinary man living in exciting times. 2003 (orig. 1974), Patria Press,
— Sarah Nelson <%ISBN%>188285912X
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781882859122
  • Publisher: Patria Press, Inc
  • Publication date: 4/1/2003
  • Series: Young Patriots Series
  • Edition description: Revised edition
  • Pages: 120
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: 760L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Kathryn Cleven Sisson is the author of Black Hawk, Young Sauk Warrior, John Hancock, New England Boy, and Famous American Patriots for Young People, winner of the Dolley Madison Award from the Sons of the American Revolution. Cathy Morrison is the illustrator of Ignacio's Chair and the Young Patriots series. She is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators and Picturebookartists.org. She lives in Denver, Colorado.

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