Title: Annie OakleyAnnie Oakley
Author: Ellen Wilson
Illustrator: Jerry Robinson
Pages: 192
Recommended Ages: 8-12
Star Rating: ★★★★

I’ve already given a brief synopsis of Annie Oakley’s life in my review of Little Sure Shot, so I will not re-elaborate it. Suffice it to say that while Little Sure Shot was much shorter and was written for a slightly younger audience than Annie Oakley, it spent more time covering Annie’s adult years, whereas Annie Oakley focuses (as is fitting) more on Annie’s childhood.

The first time Annie fires a gun it is against her mother’s command not to do so. Her mother made the rule because she was afraid that Annie might get hurt, but when she sees that Annie handles guns carefully and skillfully, she agrees to let her shoot for game.

Annie wishes on a star, and it is said her voice had a kind of magical effect on a cow.

Conclusion. Simple, but good.

Review © 2014 Laura Verret

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