Alice Ramsey's Grand Adventure

Alice Ramsey's Grand Adventure

By:  Don Brown

Don Brown introduces us to yet another little-known heroine. On June 9, 1909, twenty-two-year-old Alice Ramsey hitched up her skirts and climbed behind the wheel of a Maxwell touring car. Fifty-nine days later she rolled into San Francisco, becoming the first woman to drive across America. What happened in between is quite a tale! Through words and pictures, the author shares this story of a brave and tenacious young woman who followed her vision to conquer the open road - even when the road was nothing more than a wagon trail. Alice Ramsey's adventure offers a unique perspective on turn-of-the-century America and pays tribute to the pioneering spirit that helped create it.

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  • Format: eBook

  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780547766966

  • ISBN-10: 0547766963

  • Pages: 32

  • Price: $4.99

  • Publication Date: 09/26/2000

  • Age(s): 4,5,6,7

  • Grade(s): Pre-K-3

  • Reading Level:

    • Lexile Reading Level AD560L

Don Brown
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Don Brown

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.www.booksbybrown.com Instagram: @donsart
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    “Excellent pacing, splendid paintings, and a ‘will-she-make-it?’ plot add up to a Triple-A Motor Club perfection.” The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, Starred

    "Brown describes an astonishing feat without fanfare or needless adulation . . . . [he] leaves the story spare and true, with touches of humor. . . . It's quite a story, and Brown reminds readers that it's also quite a triumph." Kirkus Reviews with Pointers

    “The author of RUTH LAW THRILLS A NATION pays admiring tribute to the first woman to drive across the United States — an uncommonly daring feat in 1909, before the days of interstates, road maps, or gas stations . . . truly a grand adventure.” School Library Journal, Starred

Available Resources

Related Categories

  • Format: eBook

  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780547766966

  • ISBN-10: 0547766963

  • Pages: 32

  • Price: $4.99

  • Publication Date: 09/26/2000

  • Age(s): 4,5,6,7

  • Grade(s): Pre-K-3

  • Reading Level:

    • Lexile Reading Level AD560L

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