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Bull's-Eye: A Photobiography of Annie Oakley…

Bull's-Eye: A Photobiography of Annie Oakley

by Sue Macy

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Quite a collection of images and information. An amazing sequence of photos, one in particular: Thomas Edison's 1894 film of Annie rapidly shooting at a series of balls that her assistant threw into the air. Eighth graders will appreciate this kind of biography.
  hbcoates | Dec 6, 2014 |
There are many gaps in the historical record regarding the woman known as Annie Oakley. Even her real last name is uncertain. Sue Macy manages to weave together the facts with bits from the writings of Annie and her husband, Frank Butler. Carefully noting what is hearsay and avoiding sentimentality, the author depicts both Annie's incredible skill and subsequent career and her role as a strong advocate for woman (though not necessarily women's rights) and a generous donor to children from impoverished families such as her own had been. The photographs are marvelous and a wonderful way to pull children into the story. ( )
  labfs39 | Dec 20, 2011 |
Thought this was an interesting look at a worthwhile role model. It is told in a very straightforward manner that portrayed Annie Oakley as more than just a sharpshooter, and reveals personal motivations and attitude of Oakley in addition to more obscurely known facts. It is interesting that Annie Oakley was promoted as being connected to the Old Wild West, yet her attitudes were very modern: she advocated equality for women and noted that women could be just as capable as men. This would be a good book to use when learning about women’s history and accomplishments.
  ECraine | Jun 16, 2010 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0792270088, Hardcover)

At last, National Geographic's award-winning photobiography of Annie Oakley bursts into paperback. This stirring story of an enduring American heroine has won widespread acclaim and was named a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year.

Annie's amazing life comes sharply into focus in a compelling narrative, period photography, and in her own words. Two historical maps and a chronology ground the legend in time and place.

Readers ride through a life filled with adventure. Annie grows up in the backwoods of Ohio, hunting game to feed her family. Discovered by Buffalo Bill Cody's Wild West Show, she wows crowds with target shooting and daring horse riding.

Annie's hardships are examined too, as is her inspirational status as a role model for women.

Awards include: American Library Association Notable Book Best Book of the Year—School Library Journal Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List

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The compelling story of Annie Oakley, both the fact and the myth.

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