The Girl with her Head in the Clouds

The Amazing Life of Dolly Shepherd

Karen McCombie, illustrated by Anneli Bray
AUD $12.99

Pioneering aviatrix Dolly Shepherd comes alive in this thrilling reimagining of her death-defying life from bestelling author Karen McCombie.

1904, Alexandra Palace, London. When a couple of showmen need a stand-in for a trick that involves shooting an apple off a human target's head, sixteen-year-old Dolly Shepherd volunteers on the spot. Little does she know that this will be the first of many stunts and the start of a sensational career. But the life of a parachutist is as dangerous as it is daring, and there will be many close shaves along the way...

Author bio:

Karen McCombie is the bestselling author of over 90 books for children and teenagers. Her most recent titles include the Carnegie Medal nominated Little Bird Flies and the hugely popular series St Grizzle's School for Girls. Before becoming an author Karen worked for teen magazines such as J-17 and Sugar, in roles as diverse as fashion editor, quiz writer and pet correspondent. Originally from Scotland, she now lives in London with her family and assorted cats, who all give her inspiration for her books, whether they like it or not.

Category: Children’s non-fiction
ISBN: 9781781129456
Publisher: Faber Factory
Imprint: Barrington Stoke
Pub Date: June 2021
Page Extent: 104
Format: Paperback - B format
Age: 8 - 12
Subject: Children's non-fiction