Women Daredevils

Women Daredevils

Thrills, Chills, and Frills

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The stories of fourteen women during the period from 1880 to 1929 who performed feats of daring from being shot out of a cannon to high-diving on horseback.
Publisher: New York : Dutton Children's Books, [2008], ©2008
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780525479482
0525479481
Branch Call Number: 791 Cu
Description: 48 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Harness, Cheryl

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At a time when women usually stayed home and took care of their children, these fourteen women dove, drove, sped, and performed other feats of “daring do” that put their names in lights.

ChristchurchKids Mar 24, 2014

Fans of extreme sports may be surprised to learn that flirting with disaster isn't a new pastime, and that many of the thrill-seekers of the late-18th and early-19th centuries were women. Imagine yourself inside a circus tent, gasping in awe as you watch 16-year-old bareback rider May Wirth do a backward somersault from the back of one galloping horse to another. Or imagine barely being able to watch as Mademoiselle d'Zizi jumps her bicycle off a ramp and over six elephants! These short, true stories about 13 fearless women will make you feel as if you are witnessing their derring-do firsthand.

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