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Soar, Elinor! - Tami Lewis Brown

Soar, Elinor!

By: Tami Lewis Brown, Francois Roca (Illustrator)

Hardcover

Published: 12th October 2010
For Ages: 6 - 7 years old
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Elinor Smith was six when she first went for a ride in a rickety "flying machine," and she was just sixteen when she earned her aviation license in 1928. But not everyone thought that girls should fly. When male pilots and newspapermen mocked her, Elinor decided to perform an aerial maneuver they thought was impossible: flying under all four bridges that span New York City's East River. Gorgeous sweeping illustrations by Francois Roca show how Elinor pulled off this risky feat skillfully and with style.

"Francois Roca's oil paintings capture [Elinor's] sunny determination as well as the lure of the wide skies and the open cockpit." --The Washington Post

"Look out, Amelia Earhart. This underdog story features a lesser-known female pilot who gained eminence in the 1920s. At age 16, Elinor Smith became the youngest pilot in the U.S. But when newspapers belittled her accomplishment, she took a dare to fly under one of New York City's bridges-upping the ante by flying under four of them. . . It's a stirring tale of determination and moxie." --Publishers Weekly, STARRED review

"Brown's prose is crystalline, lively and reads well aloud. Roca captures the air and sky beautifully..." --Kirkus Reviews

"This is an excellent introduction to a lesser-known but fascinating adventurer." --School Library Journal

"Inspiration soars from every page." --Booklist Francois Roca's oil paintings capture [Elinor's] sunny determination as well as the lure of the wide skies and the open cockpit. "The Washington Post"

Look out, Amelia Earhart. This underdog story features a lesser-known female pilot who gained eminence in the 1920s. At age 16, Elinor Smith became the youngest pilot in the U.S. But when newspapers belittled her accomplishment, she took a dare to fly under one of New York City's bridges upping the ante by flying under four of them. . . It's a stirring tale of determination and moxie. "Publishers Weekly, STARRED review"

Brown's prose is crystalline, lively and reads well aloud. Roca captures the air and sky beautifully "Kirkus Reviews"

This is an excellent introduction to a lesser-known but fascinating adventurer. "School Library Journal"

Inspiration soars from every page. "Booklist"" "Francois Roca's oil paintings capture [Elinor's] sunny determination as well as the lure of the wide skies and the open cockpit." --"The Washington Post"

"Look out, Amelia Earhart. This underdog story features a lesser-known female pilot who gained eminence in the 1920s. At age 16, Elinor Smith became the youngest pilot in the U.S. But when newspapers belittled her accomplishment, she took a dare to fly under one of New York City's bridges-upping the ante by flying under four of them. . . It's a stirring tale of determination and moxie." --"Publishers Weekly," STARRED review

"Brown's prose is crystalline, lively and reads well aloud. Roca captures the air and sky beautifully..." --"Kirkus Reviews"

"This is an excellent introduction to a lesser-known but fascinating adventurer." "--School Library Journal "

"Inspiration soars from every page."" --Booklist"

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"" "Francois Roca's oil paintings capture [Elinor's] sunny determination as well as the lure of the wide skies and the open cockpit." -"The Washington Post"

"Look out, Amelia Earhart. This underdog story features a lesser-known female pilot who gained eminence in the 1920s. At age 16, Elinor Smith became the youngest pilot in the U.S. But when newspapers belittled her accomplishment, she took a dare to fly under one of New York City's bridges-upping the ante by flying under four of them. . . It's a stirring tale of determination and moxie." -"Publishers Weekly", STARRED review

"Brown's prose is crystalline, lively and reads well aloud. Roca captures the air and sky beautifully..." -"Kirkus Reviews"

"This is an excellent introduction to a lesser-known but fascinating adventurer." "-School Library Journal"

"" "Look out, Amelia Earhart. This underdog story features a lesser-known female pilot who gained eminence in the 1920s. At age 16, Elinor Smith became the youngest pilot in the U.S. But when newspapers belittled her accomplishment, she took a dare to fly under one of New York City's bridges-upping the ante by flying under four of them. . . It's a stirring tale of determination and moxie." -"Publishers Weekly", STARRED review

"Brown's prose is crystalline, lively and reads well aloud. Roca captures the air and sky beautifully..." -"Kirkus Reviews"

"This is an excellent introduction to a lesser-known but fascinating adventurer." "-School Library Journal"

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ISBN: 9780374371159
ISBN-10: 0374371156
Audience: Children
For Ages: 6 - 7 years old
For Grades: 1 - 2
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 40
Published: 12th October 2010
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr)
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 29.21 x 24.77  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.54