Shooting For The Moon by Stephen Krensky
The Amazing Life and Times of Annie Oakley

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A survivor who refused to give up.

The Amazing Life and Times of Annie Oakley.

"Aim at a high mark and you will hit it" is the motto the legendary sharpshooter and star of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, Annie Oakley, lived by. How did a young girl growing up on a hardscrabble Ohio farm become a legend in her own time?

Based on her own writings and illustrated with hauntingly expressive oil paintings by one of America's foremost illustrators, this dramatic picture-book biography offers a fascinating glimpse into the life of a courageous young girl who went on to break barriers in the field of sports, becoming recognized by Will Rogers and others as "the greatest woman rifle shot the world has ever produced."
 

About Stephen Krensky

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Stephen Krensky is the author of many books, including How Santa Got His Job, an ALA Notable Book. He lives in Lexington, Massachusetts. Bernie Fuchs is the youngest artist ever inducted into the Society of Illustrators Hall of Fame. He lives in Westport, Connecticut.
 
Published September 14, 2001 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR). 32 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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one of Annie’s most famous tricks, involving shooting glass balls, is brilliantly evoked in shadows, a puff of rifle smoke, and exploding glass shards.

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Stepping in for her husband one night at an exhibition, she became an instant hit with the crowd ("A woman who could shoot like Annie was a rare sight indeed") and her speed, accuracy and daring stunts—such as shooting an apple off her dog's head—earned her a spot with the circus, then with Buffa...

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