Headstrong Hallie!: The Story of Hallie Morse Daggett, the First Female Fire Guard
Aimee Bissonette (Author) David Hohn (Illustrator)
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DescriptionHallie Morse Daggett loved spending time outdoors, hiking among the tall trees of the forests in California's Siskiyou Mountains. She wasn't afraid of the bears, coyotes, and wildcats. But Hallie was afraid of fire and understood the threat it posed to the forests, wildlife, and people. And more than anything, she wanted to devote her life to protecting her beloved outdoors; she decided she would work for the US Forest Service. But in the 1880s the Forest Service didn't hire women, thinking they couldn't handle the physical challenges of the work or the isolation. But the Forest Service didn't know Hallie or how determined she could be. This picture-book biography tells the story of Hallie Morse Daggett, the first woman fire guard hired by the US Forest Service, whose hard work and dedication led the way for other women to join the Forest Service.
Sleeping Bear Press
February 15, 2021
9.3 X 11.2 X 0.6 inches | 1.0 pounds
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About the Author
Aimée Bissonette's picture books are inspired by her love of the outdoors and the Northwoods. She lives in Minnesota with her family. Kelly Pousette is an illustrator and storyteller who experiments with both traditional and nontraditional techniques, often incorporating mixed media such as paper-cut pieces and shadow boxes to magical effect. She lives in northern British Columbia with her husband and her very large dog, Clovis.
David Hohn is an illustrator based in Portland, Oregon, with numerous children's books to his name. His days are spent in the studio imagining what it would be like to be someone else, doing something else--and then he paints it. Finding Fairies was his first picture book, and his stunning illustrations reflect the distinctive beauty and traditions of each culture's fairies.