Flying Solo

How Ruth Elder Soared into America's Heart

Julie Cummins, illustrated by Malene R. Laugesen

Roaring Brook Press

Download Image Julie Cummins, illustrated by Malene  R. Laugesen Flying Solo

Available Formats

BookeBook

In 1927, airplanes were a thrilling but dangerous novelty. Most people, men and women, believed that a woman belonged in the kitchen and not in a cockpit. One woman, Ruth Elder, set out to prove them wrong by flying across the Atlantic Ocean. Ruth didn't make it, crashing spectacularly, but she flew right into the spotlight and America's heart. This is the story of a remarkable woman who chased her dreams with grit and determination, and whose appetite for adventure helped pave the way for future generations of female flyers.

Connect with the Author

Macmillan Newsletter


Sign up to receive information about new books, author events, and special offers.

Sign up now

Reviews

Reviews from Goodreads

Back

About the Author

Julie Cummins, illustrated by Malene R. Laugesen

Julie Cummins has loved books all her life. That passion led to a career as a children's librarian and the position of coordinator of children's services at the New York Public Library. Her previous books Tomboy of the Air, Women Daredevils, and Women Explorers all bring to life women who challenged tradition and risked their lives to follow their dreams.

Malene R. Laugesen has also illustrated Mama Went to Jail for the Vote by Kathleen Karr, The Blessing Box by Karen Hill, and The Princess Gown by Linda Leopold Strauss. She lives in New Zealand.

Julie Cummins
Malene R. Laugesen

Back

Buy the Book

Available Formats and Book Details

Flying Solo
How Ruth Elder Soared into America's Heart
Julie Cummins, illustrated by Malene R. Laugesen

Award

Amelia Bloomer Project/Feminist Task Force, NCSS-CBC: Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People

Kindle Format 8

Kindle Format 8
Roaring Brook Press
July 2013
Kindle Format 8
ISBN: 9781466844599
ISBN10: 1466844590
eBook Picture Book - Amazon32 pages, full color throughout
Age Range: 6 to 9
Grade Range: 1 to 3
$9.99

Hardcover

Hardcover
Roaring Brook Press
July 2013
Hardcover
ISBN: 9781596435094
ISBN10: 1596435097
Picture Book Nonfiction
9 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches, 32 pages, full color throughout
Age Range: 6 to 9
Grade Range: 1 to 3
$17.99
Back

From The Publisher

Roaring Brook Press

Latest on Facebook

Latest on Twitter

Back