Violet the Pilot

Violet the Pilot

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Additional Formats
  • Hardcover
  • ISBN 9780803731257
  • 40 Pages
  • Dial Books
  • 4-8 years


By the time she?s two years old, Violet Van Winkle can fi x nearly any appliance in the house. And by eight she?s building elaborate fl ying machines from scratch?mind-boggling contraptions such as the Tubbubbler, the Bicycopter, and the Wing-a-ma-jig. The kids at school tease her, but they have no idea what she?s capable of. Maybe she could earn their respect by winning the blue ribbon in the upcoming Air Show. Or maybe something even better will happen?something involving her bestever invention, a Boy Scout troop in peril, and even the mayor himself!

A classic underdog story full of humor and sweetness and retro pizzazz, Violet the Pilot is both endearing and adorable. It?ll fl y right into your heart.


“An engaging story of a spunky girl who follows her dreams…Violet is a terrific role model.”–School Library Journal

“Breen makes good use of both comedy and perspective in action-packed pictures…This will make a great read-aloud; take it on a trip, and youngsters will happily follow along.”–Booklist

“Violet is charming and fearless.”–Children’s Literature