Violet the Pilot

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Penguin, 2008 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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By the time she?s two years old, Violet Van Winkle can fi x nearly any appliance in the house. And by eight she?s building elaborate fl ying machines from scratch?mind-boggling contraptions such as the Tubbubbler, the Bicycopter, and the Wing-a-ma-jig. The kids at school tease her, but they have no idea what she?s capable of. Maybe she could earn their respect by winning the blue ribbon in the upcoming Air Show. Or maybe something even better will happen?something involving her bestever invention, a Boy Scout troop in peril, and even the mayor himself!

A classic underdog story full of humor and sweetness and retro pizzazz, Violet the Pilot is both endearing and adorable. It?ll fl y right into your heart.


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User Review  - Rsantoyo13 - LibraryThing

Realistic fiction. This story is about a girl named Violet but she isn't like many other girls. She spends her time looking for supplies from her dad's junk yard to build flying machines. While most ... Read full review

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User Review  - dluby17 - LibraryThing

Violet was always known to be odd in this fairytale fiction book . She started at a very young age being mechanically inclined unlike the rest of the girls in their town. She even put an engine on her ... Read full review

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About the author (2008)

Steve Breen is a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist whose comic strip Grand Avenueregularly appears in more than 150 newspapers. He has also written and illustrated several popular picture books, including Pug & Doug, Violet the Pilot, and Stick

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