Steamboat!: the story of Captain blanche Leathers

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Set in the late 1800s, when the Mississippi River was our country's grand highway, and the kind of the road was the steamboat, this fascinating picture-book biography tells the true story of Blanche Leathers, the first woman steamboat captain. Even as a young girl Blanche knew that navigating the mighty Mississippi required a special kind of river sense. But that didn't deter her. Blanche loved the Mississippi and held on to her dream. Years later this determined young woman took her pilot's exam, becoming the first woman to captain a steamboat. Judith Heide Gilliland's lyrical text and Holly Meade's distinctive art capture life on the Mississippi and the glory of the steamboat as they tell the story of a young girl who became a legend on the river when piloting one of these grand boats was the dream of boys everywhere.
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Grouped Work ID 6e3aaf3c-1061-e58e-fcf7-225bae98ce70
Grouping Title steamboat the story of captain blanche leathers
Grouping Author gilliland judith heide
Grouping Category book
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accelerated_reader_interest_level LG
accelerated_reader_point_value 0.5
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auth_author2 Meade, Holly,
author Gilliland, Judith Heide.
author2-role Meade, Holly,ill.
author_display Gilliland, Judith Heide
display_description Describes how Blanche Douglas Leathers studied the Mississippi River and passed the test to become a steamboat captain in 1894.
id 6e3aaf3c-1061-e58e-fcf7-225bae98ce70
isbn 9780789425850
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literary_form Other
literary_form_full Other
primary_isbn 9780789425850
publishDate 1999
record_details ils:a164410|Book|Books|1st ed.|English|DK Publishing,|1999.|1 v. (unpaged) : ill. ; 27 cm.
recordtype grouped_work
subject_facet Leathers, Blanche -- Juvenile literature, Paddle steamers -- Mississippi River -- Juvenile literature, Sailors -- Juvenile literature, Women -- Biography, Women ship captains -- Mississippi River -- Biography -- Juvenile literature
title_display Steamboat! : the story of Captain blanche Leathers
title_full Steamboat! : the story of Captain blanche Leathers / Judith Heide Gilliland ; pictures by Holly Meade
title_short Steamboat! :
title_sub the story of Captain blanche Leathers
topic_facet Leathers, Blanche, Paddle steamers, Sailors, Women, Women ship captains