Skybound!: Starring Mary Myers as Carlotta, Daredevil Aeronaut and Scientist

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$18.99  $17.66
Calkins Creek Books
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9.13 X 11.1 X 0.47 inches | 1.25 pounds

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About the Author
Sue Ganz-Schmitt is a children's book author, musical theater producer, and a philanthropist. She holds an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts in writing for children and young adults. Her books include That Monster on the Block, Now I'm a Bird, Planet Kindergarten, and Planet Kindergarten: 100 Days in Orbit.

Iacopo Bruno a graphic designer and illustrator. His picture books include Bartali's Bicycle, a finalist for the National Jewish Book Awards; Sergeant Reckless; Anything But Ordinary Addie; and Mesmerized. He has also illustrated several chapter book series, including Sherlock, Lupin & Me; The School for Good and Evil; and The Story Collector.
★ "Loaded with information, this meticulously researched tale about one high-flying woman's exploits will captivate readers; quotes from Mary/Carlotta are incorporated. The crisp ink illustrations are superb, beautifully capturing period details and settings; note some eye-popping typesetting creativity. This fascinating book flies high and definitely rises to the occasion." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review

★ "The life of Mary Myers takes flight in this captivating biographical picture book about a barrier-busting woman scientist...Stunning illustrations with intricate details follow the highs and lows--literally--of her life andcareer. Her story will inspire budding scientists to let their dreams carry them up, up, and away." --Foreword Reviews, starred review

"The amazing account is beautifully told via urgent, animated text and elegant illustrations. Bruno intersperses delightful depictions of antique ephemera (posters, certificates, blueprints) throughout...A soaring story of a remarkable and memorable woman." --Booklist