A Race Around the World: The True Story of Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland

A Race Around the World: The True Story of Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland


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In 1889, New York reporter Nellie Bly—inspired by Jules Verne's Around the World in 80 Days—began a circumnavigation she hoped to complete in less time. Her trip was sponsored by her employer, The World. Just hours after her ship set out across the Atlantic, another New York publication put writer Elizabeth Bisland on a westbound train. Bisland was headed around the world in the opposite direction, thinking she could beat Bly's time. Only one woman could win the race, but both completed their journeys in record time.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780807500101
Publisher: Whitman, Albert & Company
Publication date: 10/01/2019
Series: She Made History
Edition description: None
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 499,472
Product dimensions: 8.10(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Caroline Starr Rose is an award-winning middle grade and picture book author whose books have been ALA-ALSC Notable, Junior Library Guild, ABA New Voices, Kids’ Indie Next, Amazon’s Best Books of the Month for Kids, and Bank Street College of Education Best Books selections. In addition, her books have been nominated for almost two dozen state award lists. She lives with her husband and two sons in New Mexico.

Alexandra Bye graduated from the New Hampshire Institute of Art. She lives in New Hampshire, where she enjoys mountain biking, Nordic ski racing and hiking in the White Mountains with her dogs.

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