Queen of the Falls
She could remember standing in a park near the falls, hypnotized by the sight and sound, and holding her father's hand as they took a walk that would lead them closer. That's what everyone wonders when they see Niagara . . . How close will their courage let them get to it? At the turn of the nineteenth century, a retired sixty-two-year-old charm school instructor named Annie Edson Taylor, seeking fame and fortune, decided to do something that no one in the world had ever done before—she would go over Niagara Falls in a wooden barrel. Come meet the Queen of the Falls and witness with your own eyes her daring ride!
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Auntie-Nanuuq - LibraryThing
I'm giving this a 2.5 because I was very disappointed in the manner in which the story was told, it just didn't hold the excitement and quite frankly, I was bored. In fact not even Van Allsburg's ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - mhilary - LibraryThing
This was a fun account of the person that went over Niagrar Falls. Annie Edson Taylor's idea that she would become rich and famous very much falls inline with how people today use technology to get known and become celebrities. Read full review