Women Who Fly

Women Who Fly

by Lynn Homan, Thomas Reilly, Rosalie M. Shepherd
     
 

Against the odds, women sought out pilots who would give them flying lessons. Many, like Harriet Quimby, Matilde Moisant, Ruth Law, and others, demonstrated that women have the skills, courage, and determination to fly. The pioneering spirit carries through to the present, influencing women such as astronauts Sally Ride and Eileen Collins, as well as a new generation… See more details below

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Overview

Against the odds, women sought out pilots who would give them flying lessons. Many, like Harriet Quimby, Matilde Moisant, Ruth Law, and others, demonstrated that women have the skills, courage, and determination to fly. The pioneering spirit carries through to the present, influencing women such as astronauts Sally Ride and Eileen Collins, as well as a new generation of airline and military pilots.
Lynn M. Homan and Thomas Reilly are also coauthors of Black Knights: The Story of the Tuskegee Airmen; Tuskegee Airmen: American Heroes, for young adults; and The Tuskegee Airmen Story and Girls Fly!, picture books. All are published by Pelican.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
Colonel Eileen M. Collins, the first woman space shuttle pilot and the first woman to serve as shuttle commander writes an inspiring introduction to this book. Unfortunately, the rest of the books is an accurate but fairly dry account of women's role in aviation history. Young readers who are already fascinated by the world of aviators and dream of flying will probably enjoy this book. A few black and white illustrations break up the text but they are technically weak drawings. The authors have not included an index and this book could have used one. 2004, Pelican, Ages 12 up.
—Sally J. K. Davies
School Library Journal
Gr 5-8-This book reveals that women have been involved in the quest for human flight from the earliest days, and that their impact on the history and development of aviation is significant. Individuals range from pioneers like Harriet Quimby and Marjorie Stinson to those involved in flight to space like Sally Ride and Judith Resnick. The information provided is fairly limited, with little commentary on the women's lives outside of the world of flying, and would not be sufficient for reports. However, the topic is fascinating, as are the individuals themselves. Unfortunately, the only time line is embedded in the narrative, and it is rather inconsistent, leading to some confusion. The few black-and-white drawings add little, and there is no index. Henry M. Holden's American Women of Flight (Enslow, 2003) is a stronger title.-Laura Reed, Kitchener Public Library, Ontario, Canada Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781589801608
Publisher:
Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
02/01/2004
Pages:
104
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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