The Girl Who Rode A Shark: And Other Stories of Daring Women

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The Girl Who Rode A Shark: And Other Stories of Daring Women

By Ailsa Ross
Illustrated by Amy Blackwell
Juvenile Fiction Ages 8–12
ISBN: 978-1-77278-098-7
List Price: $26.00 CAD / 22.00 USD
Hardcover with laminated case & reinforced trade binding
Trim size: 7.5 x 9.75 in / 19.05 x 24.77 cm
Pages: 128

Canadian Publication Date: September 27, 2019
U.S. Publication Date: September 24, 2019

Distributed in the U.S. by Ingram Publisher Services

An inspiring biographical collection celebrating the adventurousness and ingenuity of girls and women around the world

Now more than ever, the world is recognizing how strong women and girls are. How strong? In the early 1920s, Aboriginal Alaskan 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 and 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. Stunning portraits by artist Amy Blackwell accompany every biography in bold, vibrant colours.

Digital review copies available now on Netgalley!

★ “Brief biographies of 52 intrepid women, spanning the globe and all centuries, are flanked by large, full-color illustrations and by maps that show the women’s adventuring sites….The artwork, reminiscent of art deco travel posters, is a gorgeous complement to the eclectic curation….An exciting labor of love—for kids of all gender identities.”—Kirkus Reviews ★ Starred Review