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Tillie the Terrible Swede: How One Woman, a Sewing Needle, and a Bicycle Changed History - Sue Stauffacher, Sarah McMenemy
Tillie the Terrible Swede: How One Woman, a Sewing Needle, and a Bicycle Changed History
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When Tillie Anderson came to America, all she had was a needle. So she got herself a job in a tailor shop and waited for a dream to find her. One day, a man sped by on a bicycle. She was told "bicycles aren't for ladies," but from then on, Tillie dreamed of riding—not graceful figure eights, but... show more
When Tillie Anderson came to America, all she had was a needle. So she got herself a job in a tailor shop and waited for a dream to find her. One day, a man sped by on a bicycle. She was told "bicycles aren't for ladies," but from then on, Tillie dreamed of riding—not graceful figure eights, but speedy, scorching, racy riding! And she knew that couldn't be done in a fancy lady's dress. . . . With arduous training and her (shocking!) new clothes, Tillie became the women's bicycle-riding champion of the world.Sue Stauffacher's lively text and Sarah McMenemy's charming illustrations capture the energy of America's bicycle craze and tell the story of one woman who wouldn't let society's expectations stop her from achieving her dream.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780375844423 (0375844422)
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Pages no: 40
Edition language: English
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4.0 Tillie the Terrible Swede: How One Woman, a Sewing Needle, and a Bicycle Changed History
Entertaining biography about Tillie Anderson, a woman at the turn of the 20th century who engaged in such scandalously "unwomanly" activities as bicycle riding.
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