Turtleback (2002), 112 pages
An account of the life and exploits of the sharpshooting entertainer.
112 p.; 7.84 inches
0613436539 / 9780613436533
LibraryThing member Othemts
I keep learning things I never knew from my son's biographies of notable people. Annie Oakley was a sharpshooter and that was all I knew about her. Turns out she made an interesting life out of her skill traveling around the country and Europe with circuses and Bill Cody's Wild West Show. The relationship with Cody could be contentious, especially since Annie Oakley was the star attraction. But it appears that she also was always a kind person and spent her later years on philanthropic pursuits as well as teaching women how to shoot, for free.
LibraryThing member MontzaleeW
Who Was Annie Oakley? by Stephanie Spinner taught me a good deal about her personal life I never heard before. I knew some of the basics but none of the details that are given in this book. This book is over 100 pages packed with rich info of this woman and I came out of this book feeling totally different about her then I did going in. Myths have a way of tainting a person and this book is one I am glad I read. It is made for middle grades or teens but it is a book the whole family will enjoy. I got this one from the library and will search for more of these rich in knowledge books.
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