Eddie Rickenbacker : Boy Pilot and Racer

Kathryn Cleven Sisson

Patrick Lawlor (Narrator)

01-01-06

1hrs 51min

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Unabridged

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Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography

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01-01-06

1hrs 51min

Abridgement

Unabridged

Genre

Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography

Description

World War I flying ace Eddie Rickenbacker’s first attempt at flight was riding his bicycle off the roof while holding an umbrella! Growing up in the Midwest in the early 1900s, young Eddie, whose parents were Swiss immigrants, worked hard to help support his family but found time to build a “pushmobile,” experience a thrilling ride in a “horseless carriage,” and come face-to-face with a moving train.

Praised by parents, teachers, and historians, the Young Patriots Series is an ideal way to sweep today’s young listeners into history. The everyday details of family life, the time period in which they lived, what they wore, and the challenges they faced in school create a window through which children can access history. The early evidence of character, responsibility, ability, and courage showcase situations to which every child can relate.

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Language English
Release Day Dec 31, 2005
Release Date January 1, 2006
Series Display String The Young Patriots Series
Release Date Machine 1136073600
Imprint Blackstone Publishing
Provider Blackstone Publishing
Categories Children's Books, Biographies, Vehicles & Transportation, Children/YA, Children 8-12
Author Bio
Kathryn Cleven Sisson

Kathryn Cleven Sisson (1904–2002) was a journalist, publicist, and author of numerous books and articles. Her book, Famous American Patriots for Young People earned her the Dolly Madison Award from the Sons of the American Revolution, and she was a lifelong member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Narrator Bio
Patrick Lawlor

Patrick Lawlor, an award-winning narrator, is also an accomplished stage actor, director, and combat choreographer. He has worked extensively off Broadway and has been an actor and stuntman in both film and television. He has been an Audie Award finalist multiple times and has garnered several AudioFile Earphones Awards, a Publishers Weekly Listen-Up Award, and many starred audio reviews from Library Journal and Kirkus Reviews.

Overview

World War I flying ace Eddie Rickenbacker’s first attempt at flight was riding his bicycle off the roof while holding an umbrella! Growing up in the Midwest in the early 1900s, young Eddie, whose parents were Swiss immigrants, worked hard to help support his family but found time to build a “pushmobile,” experience a thrilling ride in a “horseless carriage,” and come face-to-face with a moving train.

Praised by parents, teachers, and historians, the Young Patriots Series is an ideal way to sweep today’s young listeners into history. The everyday details of family life, the time period in which they lived, what they wore, and the challenges they faced in school create a window through which children can access history. The early evidence of character, responsibility, ability, and courage showcase situations to which every child can relate.

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