Bull's-eye: A Photobiography of Annie Oakley

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National Geographic Books, 2006 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 64 pages
At last, National Geographic's award-winning photobiography of Annie Oakley bursts into paperback. This stirring story of an enduring American heroine has won widespread acclaim and was named a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year.

Annie's amazing life comes sharply into focus in a compelling narrative, period photography, and in her own words. Two historical maps and a chronology ground the legend in time and place.

Readers ride through a life filled with adventure. Annie grows up in the backwoods of Ohio, hunting game to feed her family. Discovered by Buffalo Bill Cody's Wild West Show, she wows crowds with target shooting and daring horse riding.

Annie's hardships are examined too, as is her inspirational status as a role model for women.

Awards include:
  • American Library Association Notable Book
  • Best Book of the Year--School Library Journal
  • Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List

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User Review  - hbcoates - LibraryThing

Quite a collection of images and information. An amazing sequence of photos, one in particular: Thomas Edison's 1894 film of Annie rapidly shooting at a series of balls that her assistant threw into the air. Eighth graders will appreciate this kind of biography. Read full review

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User Review  - labfs39 - LibraryThing

There are many gaps in the historical record regarding the woman known as Annie Oakley. Even her real last name is uncertain. Sue Macy manages to weave together the facts with bits from the writings ... Read full review

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About the author (2006)

Sue Macy is the author of Freeze Frame and Swifter, Higher, Stronger, which received starred review from School Library Journal and Booklist. She lives in Englewood, NJ.

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