Ruth Law Thrills a Nation by Don Brown

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In 1916 a young woman named Ruth Law attempted to fly from Chicago to New York City in one day--something no one else had ever done. This is the story of that daring attempt. Beautifully detailed watercolors dramatize a dangerous journey made by the pilot President Woodrow Wilson called "great." Full-color illustrations.

About Don Brown

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Don Brown is the award-winning author and illustrator of many picture book biographies. He has been widely praised for his resonant storytelling and his delicate watercolor paintings that evoke the excitement, humor, pain, and joy of lives lived with passion. School Library Journal has called him ?a current pacesetter who has put the finishing touches on the standards for storyographies.” He lives in New York with his family.
Published November 11, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 32 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Children's Books, Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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In his first children's book, Brown records these events in an easy, concise style spiced with amusing details--Law took along a skirt but didn't wear it in the air: ``good sense defeated fashion.'' His sketchy pen and watercolor illustrations lighten the proceedings with caricatures of spectator...

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She had hoped to pilot her small plane all the way from Chicago to New York City in a single day (she ended up spending the night in Binghamton), but hers was nevertheless a remarkable accomplishment--the extraordinary nature of which Brown recreates for his audience with a host of riveting details.

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