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The girl who rode a shark & other stories of daring women / written by Ailsa Ross ; illustrated by Amy Blackwell

The girl who rode a shark & other stories of daring women

Ross, Ailsa, author. (Author).
Blackwell, Amy, illustrator. (Added Author).

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781772780987
  • ISBN: 1772780987
  • Physical Description: 127 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 26 cm
  • Edition: First North American edition
  • Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Pajama Press, [2019]

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
The artists -- The pioneers -- The scientists -- The activists -- The athletes -- The seekers.
Summary, etc.:
"Biographical vignettes highlight exciting adventures and innovative contributions of women and girls from a wide variety of countries and historical periods. Now more than ever, the world is recognizing how strong women and girls are. How strong? In the early 1920s, Inuit expeditioner Ada Blackjack survived for two years as a castaway on an uninhabited island in the Arctic Ocean before she was finally rescued. And she's just one example. The Girl Who Rode a Shark: And Other Stories of Daring Women is a rousing collection of biographies focused on women and girls who have written, explored, or otherwise plunged headfirst into the pages of history. Undaunted by expectations, they made their mark by persevering in pursuit of their passions. The tales come from a huge variety of times and places, from a Canadian astronaut to an Indian secret agent to a Balkan pirate queen who stood up to Ancient Rome. Author and activist Ailsa Ross gives readers a fun, informative piece of nonfiction that emphasizes the boundless potential of a new generation of women."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Women > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Genre: Biographies.
Illustrated works.

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