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Author Ross, Ailsa, author.

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

Publication Info. Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Pajama Press, [2019]
La Vergne, TN : Distributed in the U.S. by Ingram Publisher Services.


Location Call No. Status
 Bristol, Main Library - Children's Department  J920.72 ROS    Check Shelf
 East Hartford, Raymond Library - Children's Department  J 920.72 ROSS    Check Shelf
 Farmington, Main Library - Children's Department  J 920 ROS    Check Shelf
 Glastonbury, Welles-Turner Memorial Library - Children's Department  J 920.72 ROSS    Check Shelf
 Manchester, Main Library - Children's Department  J 920.72 ROSS    DUE 03-23-24
 Marlborough, Richmond Memorial Library - Children's Department  J 920.72 ROSS    Check Shelf
 New Britain, Jefferson Branch - Young Adult  YA 920.72 ROS    Check Shelf
 Simsbury Public Library - Children's Department  J 920.72 ROS    Check Shelf
 Southington Library - Children  J Biography 920.72 ROS    Check Shelf
 West Hartford, Faxon Branch - Children's Nonfiction  J920.72 ROSS    Check Shelf
Edition First North American edition
Description 127 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 26 cm
Summary "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.
Contents The artists -- The pioneers -- The scientists -- The activists -- The athletes -- The seekers.
Subject Women -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Women -- Biography.
Women. (OCoLC)fst01176568
Genre/Form Biographies. (OCoLC)fst01919896
Juvenile works. (OCoLC)fst01411637
Illustrated works.
Added Author Blackwell, Amy, illustrator.
Added Title Girl who rode a shark and other stories of daring women
ISBN 9781772780987 (hardcover)
1772780987 (hardcover)
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