Women Daredevils by Julie Cummins audiobook

Women Daredevils: Thrills, Chills and Frills

By Julie Cummins
Read by Erica Schroeder

Listening Library (Audio)
0.87 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9780525627791

Annie Edson Taylor went over Niagara Falls in a barrel. Mabel Stark wrestled with tigers. Sonora Webster Carver plummeted forty feet on horseback into a tank of water. These and the eleven other women profiled in this audiobook performed between 1880 and 1929, when females were expected to stay home and raise families, not entertain crowds with acts of derring-do. Their bravado, equal to that of any male thrill-seeker, made them inspiring at a time when women were testing the waters of equality and freedom.

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Summary

Summary

Annie Edson Taylor went over Niagara Falls in a barrel. Mabel Stark wrestled with tigers. Sonora Webster Carver plummeted forty feet on horseback into a tank of water. These and the eleven other women profiled in this audiobook performed between 1880 and 1929, when females were expected to stay home and raise families, not entertain crowds with acts of derring-do. Their bravado, equal to that of any male thrill-seeker, made them inspiring at a time when women were testing the waters of equality and freedom.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Cummins tells the stories of . . . female daredevils with panache, sensitive to their roles as the ‘extreme sport’ reality-show stars of the day. Harness’s action-packed illustrations show each female daredevil performing in period costume and setting. Kudos for bringing to light this hidden slice of female history. Kirkus Reviews

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Author

Author Bio: Julie Cummins

Author Bio: Julie Cummins

Julie Cummins was the coordinator of children’s services for the New York Public Library for several years. She lives in Canandaigua, New York.

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Details

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 0.87
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English