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Alice across America : the story of the first women's cross-country road trip / Sarah Glenn Marsh ; illustrated by Gilbert Ford.

Marsh, Sarah Glenn, (author.). Ford, Gilbert, (illustrator.).

Available copies

  • 0 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 0 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

Current holds

1 current hold with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
McIntosh Public Library J 917.3 MAR (Text) 33500013214127 New Checked out 05/04/2020
Moorhead Public Library J 917.3 MAR (Text) 33500013214135 New Checked out 05/02/2020

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781250297020
  • ISBN: 1250297028
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustations ; 27 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2020.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Christy Ottaviano Books."
Color maps on endpapers
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Summary, etc.:
"The inspiring true story of Alice Ramsey, the first woman to drive a car across America in 1909." --Provided by publisher.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 5-9.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 February #2
    In 1909, long before roadside diners or even very many paved roads, Alice Ramsey and three friends drove from New York to California, becoming the first women to complete a cross-country American road trip. Their adventures included flat tires and overheated radiators, plus bedbugs and a two-hour delay in Nebraska while the local sheriff searched for an escaped criminal. This extended-length nonfiction picture book focuses on Alice's determination to show that "a lady could drive just as well as a man. Or even better," and covers the important aspects of the trip without bogging it down. Colorful cartoon illustrations in a naive style, combined with the slightly oversize format, capture the excitement and movement of her historic road trip. Endnotes give further details and photos of Alice's life and trip and a brief history of America's highway system. A selected bibliography is included. An illustrated map on the endpapers shows the route and highlights of the trip. Focusing on a little-known slice of history, this is a solid addition to nonfiction picture-book collections. Grades K-2. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.
  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 February #2
    In 1909, long before roadside diners or even very many paved roads, Alice Ramsey and three friends drove from New York to California, becoming the first women to complete a cross-country American road trip. Their adventures included flat tires and overheated radiators, plus bedbugs and a two-hour delay in Nebraska while the local sheriff searched for an escaped criminal. This extended-length nonfiction picture book focuses on Alice's determination to show that "a lady could drive just as well as a man. Or even better," and covers the important aspects of the trip without bogging it down. Colorful cartoon illustrations in a naive style, combined with the slightly oversize format, capture the excitement and movement of her historic road trip. Endnotes give further details and photos of Alice's life and trip and a brief history of America's highway system. A selected bibliography is included. An illustrated map on the endpapers shows the route and highlights of the trip. Focusing on a little-known slice of history, this is a solid addition to nonfiction picture-book collections. Grades K-2. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Sarah Glenn Marsh is the author of many books for young readers, including A Campfire Tail, Selfie Sebastian, and The Big Girl: Maria Merian’s Scientific Vision. She lives in Richmond, Virginia, with her husband and their menagerie: four rescued sighthounds, a bird, and many fish.

Gilbert Ford holds a BFA in illustration from Pratt Institute and an MFA in writing for children and young adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts. He is the author-illustrator of How the Cookie Crumbled and The Marvelous Thing That Came from a Spring, which is a Best STEM Book of the year, and has illustrated many New York Times-bestselling middle grade jackets, as well as the award-winning picture book Mr. Ferris and His Wheel. He lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

Subject: Ramsey, Alice > Travel > United States > Juvenile literature.
Women automobile drivers > United States > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Automobile travel > United States > History > 20th century > Juvenile literature.
Overland journeys to the Pacific > Juvenile literature.
Sex role > Juvenile literature.
Ramsey, Alice > Travel > United States.
Women automobile drivers > United States > Biography.
Automobile travel > United States > History > 20th century.
Overland journeys to the Pacific.
Sex role.
Ramsey, Alice.
Automobile travel.
Overland journeys to the Pacific.
Sex role.
Travel.
Women automobile drivers.
United States.
Genre: History.
Juvenile works.
Creative nonfiction.
Biographies.
Informational works.
Picture books.

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