Flying Fillies

The Sky's the Limit

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Publisher Description

FLYING FILLIES is an adventure book for children about female pilots and growing up in World War 2.

A surprise attack on Pearl Harbor plunges America into World War II! Defeat would mean a future too horrible to imagine, so every American must play their part, including 12-year-old cowgirl Dawn Springfield. As if she didn’t have enough to worry about. Grieving over her beloved horse, Dawn is coping with moving, starting a new school, making new friends—and enemies. Now she has Hitler to deal with as well.

Undeterred, Dawn volunteers at nearby Avenger Field in Sweetwater, Texas. Her aunt Georgia has joined the WASP—Women Airforce Service Pilots—a program that trains female pilots to fly military planes to relieve their male counterparts desperately needed on the battlefront. Only a few will be chosen; even fewer will survive the training—some won’t survive at all.

Through laughter and tears, triumph and disaster, Dawn watches the Flying Fillies, her nickname for the WASP, overcome every obstacle and soar to new heights. Their stories and sacrifice inspire her coming of age.

Flying Fillies showcases a LOOKING BACK section with vivid historical photos to bring to life real WW2 WASP in training, thanks to the support of the National WASP WWII Museum in Sweetwater, Texas. It also includes ample archival images from war bonds to victory gardens and canning to illustrate the time and WWII history.

A GLOSSARY enriches the historical details, including prominent WWII figures, popular 1940s terms, and other pertinent facts.

Select Book Reviews:

“An engrossing tale of women fighting for a chance to defend their country.” — Kirkus Reviews

"Flying Fillies is a top recommendation for libraries . . . . The engrossing history and psychological pull of the story bring the era and its women to life . . . . Advanced elementary to middle-grade readers receive an enlightening tale of World War II . . ." — Midwest Book Review

"Flying Fillies is inspirational and informative—perfect for fans of historical fiction and horse lovers alike." — The Children's Book Review

"The WASP were some of the bravest female pilots in American history. . . . I'm delighted to see the WASP story spotlighted in this engaging historical fiction. Now children across the globe can learn about these extraordinary women through this inspiring tale." — Lisa Taylor, Executive Director of The National WASP WWII Museum

"Hui's historical novel is an excellent book for young readers, boys and girls. It will inspire young people with the daring and exciting lives of people who made a difference in the world. This book could easily be used in a classroom as an assigned text or available for eager readers or a wonderful companion to a home library.” — Steve F. 6th Grade Teacher

July 4
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