Barreling Over Niagara Falls

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Join Annie on her daring, life-changing feat! As the threat of the poorhouse looms overhead, Annie Edson Taylor's big idea of barreling over Niagara Falls just might change her rotten luck. She works hard to make her big dream come true by designing a special barrel to take her safely over the Falls. Follow Annie's daring exploits and read about those who followed in her footsteps and took the plunge for themselves!
ISBN: 9781455617661
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Pelican Publishing
State: New York
Images: 36
Pages: 40
Dimensions: 8.5 (w) x 11 (h)
Nancy Kelly Allen worked as a social worker and middle-school social studies teacher before becoming a primary-school librarian. She earned a bachelor's degree in sociology and biology from Cumberland College and two master's degrees in elementary education and library science from Morehead State University and the University of Kentucky, respectively. Allen fell in love with children's books as a graduate student, and after ten years of perseverance, she published her first picture book in 1999. As she put it, "I am continually surprised that up-town editors understand the writing of this up-holler Kentuckian." She has written articles for Book Links, the Good Apple, Back Home in Kentucky, M Magazine, Kudzu, and Children's Book Insider and short stories for the Cup of Comfort books. She received a writing grant from the Kentucky Foundation of Women. She is a member of several organizations, including the Kentucky Retired Teachers Association, Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, Appalachian Authors Guild, Writers of the North Fork, and Art of the Mountains. Allen lives in the same log cabin in which she grew up in Hazard, Kentucky. She resides with her husband, Larry, and two assistant writers, miniature schnauzers Jazi and Roxi.
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