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Kids Can Press: Spring 2023

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    9781525308130
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    For sale with exclusive rights in: WORLD
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    Distributor: Hachette Book Group USA Availability: Awaiting stock On Sale Date: May 02, 2023 Carton Quantity: 30 $19.99 CAD
    $17.99 USD
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Van Buren Sisters vs. the Pants Police, The
By (author): J. F. Fox Illustrated by: Anna Kwan
J. F. Fox ,

Illustrated by :

Anna Kwan

Imprint:

Kids Can Press

ISBN:

9781525302480

Product Form:

Hardcover

Form detail:

Printed dust jacket
Hardcover , Printed dust jacket
English

Audience:

Juvenile: Age (years) 5 - 8, Grade (US) K - 3, Reading age 5 - 8
May 02, 2023
$19.99 CAD
Forthcoming

Dimensions:

10in x 9 in

Page Count:

40 pages
Kids Can Press
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Women
  • Short Description
A true story about two sisters who skirted the rules - and made history! Addie and Gussie Van Buren were raised to ignore stuffy rules about women. When WWI broke out, the sisters believed women would make excellent battlefield messengers. They set out to prove this by driving motorbikes across the country, dressed sensibly in leather coats and pants. Only, this was 1916, and women didn't ride motorbikes. And women certainly did not wear pants! Zoom through history as these daring sisters change minds and challenge the fashion police, one pant leg at a time.
A true story about two sisters, four wheels and hordes of angry fashion police! Addie and Gussie Van Buren were raised by their father to be confident, competitive and not much concerned with stuffy opinions about what women can and can't do. So, when World War I broke out in Europe, the sisters believed women should be able to join the fight. To prove that women would make excellent battlefield messengers, they decided to drive their motorbikes across the country, dressed sensibly in leather coats and pants. Only, this was 1916, and women didn't ride motorbikes. And women certainly did not wear pants! Despite being stopped repeatedly for wearing “men's” clothing, the Van Buren sisters showed that “woman can, if she will”! Part of the Head-to-Head History series, this irreverently told, inspiring story by J. F. Fox showcases one of the many battles in the history of the women's movement. This thrilling story continues to delight people today, including the descendants of the Van Buren sisters who commemorate their accomplishments by re-creating the iconic ride with dozens of other women bikers. This highly readable book adds historical context with notes at the back of the book, and a glossary and bibliography expand the content and help promote inquiry-based learning. Historical details are incorporated into Anna Kwan's illustrations, which use comic-style speech bubbles and plenty of humor to keep the tone fun and lively.

J. F. Fox is the author of Napoleon vs. the Bunnies, a Head-to-Head History book. She is a former editor at Lee & Low Books and has ghostwritten over seventy books for children. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband and two sons.
Anna Kwan is the illustrator of Napoleon vs. the Bunnies, a Head-to-Head History book. A graduate of the Ontario College of Art and Design, she is based in Toronto.

Historical drama with a comical twist.—Booklist (Praise for Napoleon Vs. the Bunnies)

... an enjoyable storytime.—Kirkus Reviews (Praise for Napoleon Vs. the Bunnies)

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