Brown, Tami Lewis

Soar, Elinor!

(3) K-3 Illustrated by François Roca. This awe-filled biography describes how Elinor Smith became the youngest licensed pilot in the United States and, in 1928, at age seventeen, flew under all four bridges along Manhattan's East River. Roca's capable illustrations depict a confident Smith and Manhattanites at their most elegant. An author's note tells more about Smith's later life and of Brown's interviews with the pilot. Bib.


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