Marie Meyer Fower: Barnstormer (Young Reader Series)

Christine Montgomery

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When Marie Meyer got her pilot’s license in 1921, she was one of the first women in Missouri to qualify to fly an airplane. But Marie was not just a pilot, she was a barnstormer and wing-walker. (2015)

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When Marie Meyer got her pilot’s license in 1921, she was one of the first women in Missouri to qualify to fly an airplane. But Marie was not just a pilot, she was a barnstormer and wing walker. Marie and her Flying Circus traveled around the Midwest performing daring aerial stunts for eager crowds. She would stand on the wings of a plane while it flew at 100 miles per hour or jump from a plane with a parachute. In a time when few women ran their own businesses, Marie ran her Flying Circus for seven years and was active in the early years of aviation. Most importantly, Marie showed people that women could do anything.

This book is included in the nonfiction book series, Notable Missourians, for young readers in grades 4 to 6 about people who contributed to Missouri’s history or culture and who were born or lived in Missouri.

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Study Guide for Marie Meyer Fower: Barnstormer [download pdf]

Contents

Introduction

Chapter 1: Growing Up in the Early Days of Aviation

Chapter 2: From Pilot to Barnstormer

Chapter 3: The Flying Circus

Chapter 4: A Daredevil Performance

Chapter 5: After the Circus

Legacy: Women and Aviation

Timeline

For Further Reading

Index

Image Credits

Authors

Christine Montgomery has authored numerous articles and essays on Missouri history. She also co-edited Merit, Not Sympathy, Wins: The Life and Times of Blind Boone (Truman State University Press, 2012). She served as a contributing writer and co-editor for Images of Our Lives, a history of Columbia, Missouri, in the twentieth century. She has worked as a university grant writer and a photograph specialist for the State Historical Society of Missouri.

John Hare is an illustrator, graphic designer and artist. He lives in Gladstone, Missouri.

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