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Aim for the skies : Jerrie Mock and Joan Merriam Smith's race to complete Amelia Earhart's quest

Bissonette, Aimée M. (author.). Ettlinger, Doris, (illustrator.).

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  • 3 of 3 copies available at Kenton County.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Covington Branch J 629.130922 Biss (Text) 33126023067402 J New Nonfiction Available -
Erlanger Branch J 629.130922 Biss (Text) 33126023067428 JNonfiction Available -
Wm. E. Durr Branch J 629.130922 Biss (Text) 33126023067410 JNonfiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 1585363812
  • ISBN: 9781585363810
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations, color maps ; 29 cm
    print
  • Publisher: Ann Arbor, MI : Sleeping Bear Press, [2018]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Summary, etc.: "This book retells the story of the 1964 air race between Americans Geraldine Mock and Joan Merriam Smith, the first two women to fly around the world"--
Target Audience Note:
Age 6-10.
Subject: Aeronautics Records
Women air pilots United States Biography
Flights around the world
Aeronautics Competitions
Earhart, Amelia 1897-1937
Smith, Joan Merriam 1937?-1965
Mock, Jerrie 1925-2014

  • Baker & Taylor
    A picture book retelling of the 1964 air race between Americans Geraldine Mock and Joan Merriam Smith describes how they were inspired to follow the aerial route of their heroine, Amelia Earhart, to become the first women to fly around the world. Simultaneous eBook.
  • Cherry Lake Publishing
    This picture book retells the story of the 1964 air race between Americans Geraldine Mock and Joan Merriam Smith, the first two women to fly around the world.
  • Cherry Lake Publishing
    When she was seven years old, Geraldine (Jerrie) Mock took her first airplane ride. She decided then and there to be a pilot. Growing up, she was inspired by radio broadcasts detailing the travels of aviatrix Amelia Earhart. Joan Merriam was 15 when she took her first plane ride in 1952. She got her pilot's license before she could even drive a car. And like Jerrie, Joan too was inspired by Earhart and wanted to circle the globe, following Earhart's exact route. Years later, when both women begin to plan their dream flights, they are completely unaware of each other, and coincidentally pick the same time to depart. But when the media gets word of their plans, the stage is set for the race of a lifetime. This picture book retells the extraordinary story of the 1964 air race between Americans Geraldine Mock and Joan Merriam Smith, the first two women to fly around the world.
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