Ruth Law Thrills a Nation

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.

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ISBN-13: 9780547349008
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 11/11/1995
Sold by: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 32
File size: 20 MB
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Age Range: 5 - 8 Years

About the Author

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.

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Ruth Law Thrills a Nation 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
conuly on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Ruth Law. Gosh, aviators make good heroes for kids! I mean, they're up in the sky, daring, soaring free as a bird in that carefree day before shoe bombers and seat belts. Wow. Well, not SO carefree, Ruth had to basically build her airplane out of hope and prayers after she was not allowed to purchase a new one. Too many people had died already, hadn't they?This book is about her attempt to fly from Chicago to NYC in one day. She didn't succeed, but the news kept tabs on her all day and she, you know, "thrilled a nation". Plus, she DID make a record for non-stop flying (one that was broken by another woman). Love the picture of the old New York skyline at the end.
missbrandysue on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Ruth Law was a very brave, female aviator who was the first woman to break all United States nonstop flight records. She attempted to fly from Chicago to New York City but with no lights on her airplane she had to stop just shy of it. However, the distance she did travel earned her the prestegious recognition of the longer flight, for a year. Don Brown did a wonderful job with this first picture book of his. It was simply put but very motivational. I think my students would appreciate this when we begin our non-fiction/biography study. A great read for little girls (and boys alike)!
ermilligan on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Great biography for children to learn about Ruth Law and her determination to be a woman pilot. She broke records being the first woman to fly from Chicago to New York in 1916. This would be beneficial to everyone with the message that anything is possible and to never let anyone else tell you otherwise.