Queen of the Falls


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$18.99  $17.47
Houghton Mifflin
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8.51 X 0.46 X 11.78 inches | 0.98 pounds
Library Binding

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About the Author

Chris Van Allsburg has won two Caldecott Medals, for Jumanji and The Polar Express, a Caldecott Honor for The Garden of Abdul Gasazi, and the Regina Medal for lifetime achievement in children's literature. He lives in Rhode Island with his wife and two children. He has never gone over Niagara Falls in a barrel.


"Van Allsburg's foray into nonfiction is filled with the same suspense, surrealism, and menace that have thrilled readers of his fiction."--School Library Journal, starred review

"In this unromantic and bittersweet account, Van Allsburg presents the feat as born as much out of need as of courage, with Taylor portrayed as a hardheaded eccentric and an unlikely queen."--Publishers Weekly, starred review

"A daredevil story is an easy sell for almost any kid audience, and a daredevil story by a beloved storyteller is just about as good as it gets."--The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, starred review"An odd, unsettling meditation on fame."--Kirkus Reviews

"This illustrated biography climaxes beautifully with a double-page spread of the great falls, a tiny barrel bobbing in the current, and a powerful one-line text: '"Oh, Lord," she whispered, and then she was gone.'"--The Horn Book