[PDF] Download ☆ The Jerrie Mock Story: The First Woman to Fly Solo around the World | by ↠ Nancy Roe Pimm

By Nancy Roe Pimm | Comments: ( 985 ) | Date: ( Jul 04, 2020 )

The Jerrie Mock Story is the rewarding tale of a feisty woman who not only followed her dream, but made it happen Dorothy S Cochrane, curator, Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum In this biography for middle grade readers, Nancy Roe Pimm tells the story of Geraldine Jerrie Mock, the first woman to fly solo around the world In her trusty Cessna, The Spirit o The Jerrie Mock Story is the rewarding tale of a feisty woman who not only followed her dream, but made it happen Dorothy S Cochrane, curator, Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum In this biography for middle grade readers, Nancy Roe Pimm tells the story of Geraldine Jerrie Mock, the first woman to fly solo around the world In her trusty Cessna, The Spirit of Columbus also known as Charlie she traveled from Columbus, Ohio, on an eastward route that totaled nearly twenty three thousand miles and took almost a month Overcoming wind, ice, mechanical problems, and maybe even sabotage, Mock persevered Mock caught the aviation bug at seven years old, when she rode in a Ford Trimotor plane with her parents In high school, she displayed a talent for math and science, and she was the only woman in her aeronautical engineering classes at Ohio State University Although she then settled into domestic life, she never lost her interest in flying What began as a joking suggestion from her husband to fly around the world prompted her to pursue her childhood dream But the dream became a race, as another woman, Joan Merriam Smith, also sought to be the first to circle the globe Even though Mock beat Smith and accomplished what her heroine Amelia Earhart had died trying to do, her feat was overshadowed by the Vietnam War and other world events Now, Pimm introduces Mock to a new generation of adventurers.


  • Title: The Jerrie Mock Story: The First Woman to Fly Solo around the World
  • Author: Nancy Roe Pimm
  • ISBN: 9780821422168
  • Page: 121
  • Format: Paperback

About Author:

Nancy Roe Pimm

Nancy Roe Pimm had volunteered as a docent for the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in the 1980s After taking an animal handling class, the zoo entrusted her with a vanful of critters to take to local school assemblies Her favorite passengers were Minnie and Max, the opossums Another docent duty was to lead zoo tours While giving the tours, Nancy discovered her fascination with gorillas, especially Colo and her family In 2007, Nancys book, The Heart of the BeastEight Great Gorilla Stories was published, and in 2011, Colos StoryThe Life of One Grand Gorilla Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Nancy now resides in Plain City, Ohio, along with her husband, Ed, who has retired from a career in racecar driving Nancy has drawn from her experience as a pit crew member for her husbands race team to write her two other non fiction titles, The Indy 500 The Inside Track and The Daytona 500 The Thrill and Thunder of the Great American Race All four of Nancys books are Junior Library Guild Selections She is currently working on her first YA novel.Nancy and Ed have three wonderful daughters Allison, Lindsay, and Carli, a son in law Rusty and a two very adorable grandsons, Tommy and Sammy Nancy still loves to visit schools, but instead of sharing zoo animals, she shares her love of reading and writing Nancy wrote her first book at age ten, and she brings it to the schools to encourage the students to believe in their dreams You can reach Nancy through her web site at nancyroepimm



Comments The Jerrie Mock Story: The First Woman to Fly Solo around the World

  • Kim Bahr

    Hometown record breaker that is rarely heard of; interesting read!


  • Tanya Anderson

    Everyone has heard of Amelia Earhart, but what do you know about Jerrie Mock, the first woman to fly solo around the world? Amelia tried, but Jerrie got it done.Jerrie (Fredritz) Mock did not grow up in an age of female empowerment nor with wealth and privilege. She did have a passion to see the world, though, and read all the books she could get her hands on about faraway places—placed very different from her hometown of Newark, Ohio. After taking a little plane ride at a carnival with her pa [...]


  • Kelly

    It read like it was written during the time of Mock's incredible journey around the world, with no shame in declaring Mock's favorite game as a child "Cowboys and Indians" and *marveling* at how women in certain parts of the world had to wear veils with tiny slits for their eyes all the time. It was really jarring and painful at times, given what an incredible story was at hand here. The writing is pretty unforgivable.


  • Aud

    The story was interesting, and, for the most part, interestingly written. It's glaringly obvious that Jerrie Mock grew up in a different time, however. At one point, someone wrote to her husband to commend him for how she was behaving both professionally and feminine (as expected by the men. A woman wrote the note). The way her husband called ahead once and cancelled plans without consulting her also smacked of the time. I don't think that this detracts from the story at all - it added flavor of [...]


  • Christina

    An interesting true story about a woman pilot I'd never heard of but should have, since she's from my home state of Ohio! In 1964 Jerrie Mock, housewife and mom, became the first woman to fly solo around the world, doing what Amelia Earhart never got to do. She left from and returned to the Columbus, Ohio airport, too, of all places The usual hazards of single-engine aircraft flight (yes, folks, she chose to use a single-engine plane because it would need less fuel and fly lighter and farther be [...]


  • Laura

    Overlooked female pilot who set a record for solo around-the-world flight. Good choice for Ohio-bio assignment


  • Ms. Yingling

    Library copyEven almost 80 years after her disappearance, students are still fascinated by Amelia Earhart. You would think that there would be much more attention paid to Jerrie Mock, the woman who managed to fly solo around the world in 1964. (Although I didn't know that Wiley Post was the first man to do so, in 1933.) This slim paperback covers all of the basics of Mock's historic flight, plus background about her life and the times in which she lived. I found it rather appalling that even tho [...]


  • Jen Naughton

    I’ll admit that this book started off slow. I felt like it was too dry for middle schoolers and lacked detail. In the end, I ended up liking it because I did some research on my own and uncovered this article. Hearing Jerrie interviewed only a couple years ago peaked my interest and when I opened the book back up I was reading it knowing how it all turned out. I kind of wish they had subtitled the subtitle with “An Introvert Takes Flight”Jerrie wanted to fly airplanes since she was a child [...]


  • Emily Andrus

    I've always been fascinated by Amelia Earhart. And yet, it never occurred to me who actually successfully flew the fateful solo trip around the world after Earhart's tragic ending. Ms. Mock never did gain as much fame as Earhart, but her story is edge-of-your-seat exciting. This little ol' housewife left her husband and kids for the month-long solo trip, racing another woman who was also seeking the world record (yes, like flying alone around the world wasn't enough pressure). It's a thrilling s [...]


  • Keith

    While this book was written for young readers, I found it a great introduction to an aviatrix that I wasn't familiar with. I was 13 when Jerrie Mock made her solo flight around the world. My father was an aerospace engineer but I don't recall ever hearing mention of her. This book really opened my eyes to her amazing journey. It has also wet my appetite to read Jerrie's on account of the around the world flight in "Three Eight Charlie".


  • erica

    nice biography about Jerrie Mock, the first woman to fly solo around the world, released just after the 50th anniversary of the event. told in flights, with a lot personal photos and detailed information. it would have been nice to have included a flat world map showing her journey with stops & dates highlighted.


  • Kris

    This book was written for a young audience, but don't let that stop you. What this woman accomplished is astounding! I would love to see true story made into a movie.


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