Annie Oakley (Robbie Readers) (What's So Great About?)

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Annie Oakley had a difficult childhood. Her father died when she was six. She had to live with other people. One family mistreated her. They even threw her out of the house in the middle of a snowstorm. But Annie had a natural gift for shooting. She used this gift to defeat a traveling marksman named Frank Butler. Soon she married him. She also became his partner in shooting exhibitions. Then she joined Buffalo Bill s Wild West Show. This was a traveling show featuring acts that showcased the Western frontier. Annie soon became one of the most famous acts. People were amazed that a woman was such a good shot. Annie was proud of her accomplishments. She knew that many women looked up to her. She always set a good example for them.

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Jim Whiting has been a remarkably versatile and accomplished journalist, writer, editor, and photographer for more than 30 years. He has written and edited about 200 nonfiction children s books. His subjects range from authors to zoologists and include contemporary pop icons and classical musicians, saints and scientists, emperors and explorers. Representative titles include The Life and Times of Franz Liszt, The Life and Times of Julius Caesar, Charles Schulz, Charles Darwin and the Origin of the Species, Juan Ponce de Leon, Robert Fulton, and The Scopes Monkey Trial. He lives in Washington State with his wife and two teenage sons.

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