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Tillie the Terrible Swede
Tillie the Terrible Swede
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Tillie the Terrible Swede

Written by Sue StauffacherAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Sue Stauffacher
Illustrated by Sarah McMenemyAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Sarah McMenemy



· Knopf Books for Young Readers
· Hardcover · January 25, 2011 · $17.99 · 978-0-375-84442-3 (0-375-84442-2)
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When Tillie Anderson came to America, all she had was a needle. So she got herself a job in a tailor shop and waited for a dream to find her. One day, a man sped by on a bicycle. She was told "bicycles aren't for ladies," but from then on, Tillie dreamed of riding—not graceful figure eights, but speedy, scorching, racy riding! And she knew that couldn't be done in a fancy lady's dress. . . . With arduous training and her (shocking!) new clothes, Tillie became the women's bicycle-riding champion of the world.
Sue Stauffacher's lively text and Sarah McMenemy's charming illustrations capture the energy of America's bicycle craze and tell the story of one woman who wouldn't let society's expectations stop her from achieving her dream.