A young boy heads for the Rocky Mountains in search of his missing uncle. Early Wittcomb's Uncle Jesse claims to have struck gold near Pike's Peak, but his life is now in danger. Illustrated with period engravings, photographs, and maps.
"Told in exuberant verse, this story of the unsinkable Molly Brown' is scattered throughout with wit, tall tales and exaggeration, much like the hearty heroine herself....Both appealing and accessible, this collaboration makes Molly Brown's love of life and straightforward nature a cause for celebration."--Publishers Weekly.
Molly Brown was heroine of the Titanic disaster, but when asked about the experience, she said, "Please don't say I'm a heroine. I did only the natural thing and not the heroic...It isn't who you are, nor what you have, but what you are that counts. That was proved on the Titanic...it was the Brown luck. I'm the unsinkable Mrs. J.J. Brown."Margaret 'Molly' Brown's life was the stuff of legends. The heroine of the Titanic disaster was also a business woman, art collector, social and political activist,and philantropist during her full life. As she said of others, she had "a heart as big as a ham."
"Unsinkable by Joyce B. Lohse is as entertaining as it is accurate. It is the perfect Molly Brown biography for readers of all ages."
-Andrea Malcomb, Director of Molly Brown House Museum
Margaret (Molly) Brown is best known for her bravery and compassion during the tragic sinking of the Titanic, which catapulted her to international fame virtually overnight. But few people are aware that she was also an outspoken suffragist, a tireless champion of miners’ rights, and one of the first women to run for the U.S. Congress. Raised in a working-class Mississippi River town, Margaret--who was never called Molly in her lifetime--followed her brother to a rough-and-tumble Colorado boomtown at a time when few women dared to settle in the then untamed West. She married a silver miner who eventually struck it rich, and she used her new wealth and social prominence to further her own education and to fight for the rights of others, regardless of their race or religious beliefs. This vivid account of Margaret Brown’s remarkable life from well-regarded author Elaine Landau shows how much a strong woman could accomplish, even at a time when few opportunities were available. Archival photographs and excerpts from early-twentieth-century newspapers and Brown family letters provide a clear picture of this forward-looking, energetic individual and the society that she strove to reform. Chronology, endnotes, bibliography, index.
When Temple Grandin was born, her parents knew that she was different. Years later she was diagnosed with autism. While Temple's doctor recommended a hospital, her mother believed in her. Temple went to school instead. Today, Dr. Temple Grandin is a scientist and professor of animal science at Colorado State University. Her world-changing career revolutionized the livestock industry. As an advocate for autism, Temple uses her experience as an example of the unique contributions that autistic people can make. This compelling biography complete with Temple's personal photos takes us inside her extraordinary mind and opens the door to a broader understanding of autism.