Little Sure Shot (Paperback)

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Little Sure Shot (Paperback)


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An inspiring novel based on the incredible life of sharpshooting star Annie Oakley.

Annie’s family work hard to survive on their Ohio farm. Annie’s happiest when hunting game with her pa, and she doesn’t care one bit that it’s not the kind of thing girls are meant to do. When tragedy strikes, the family is thrown into deepest poverty. Until one day, Annie dares to pick up Pa’s old rifle, and find a way to feed her starving family.

As the family’s fortunes worsen, Annie is sent away to work, and life becomes an ever greater struggle. Yet Annie has the courage and pluck to survive – and her brilliance with a rifle starts to gain her more than just turkeys for the pot. Can Annie’s amazing skills take her all the way to fame and fortune?

Matt Ralphs has worked in publishing as an editor and writer for many years. He writes fiction and non-fiction books, with a focus on history and the darker side of myths and folklore. He lives in England on a canal boat called Nostromo.
Product Details ISBN: 9781839132018
ISBN-10: 1839132019
Publisher: Andersen Press
Publication Date: May 21st, 2024
Pages: 304
Language: English
"A well-written page-turner, full of incident, and Annie herself is a charming and inspiring character. There is nothing extraneous here, and no sentimentality at all.. . . Highly recommended for children aged 10 – 14 years." —Historical Novel Society

"A beautifully crafted account of the troubled early years of Annie Oakley, Little Sure Shot zips along, keeping the history tight to the truth and the characters close to the reader. It's gripping and tender, wrapping heartbreaking themes in the heart-soaring joy that is success against the odds." —Rachel Delahaye, author, Little Dolphin Rescue

"A terrific voice and a brilliant tale. One of those stories that are so difficult to put down." - Phil Earle, author, The Bubble Wrap Boy

"Reeling with a spirit of resilience and against-the-odds accomplishment, in Little Sure Shot Matt Ralph has done exuberant justice to Annie Oakley’s extraordinary life. Pacey, and packed with pluck and heart, the storytelling is splendid. . . . Shot-through with courage and adventure, Ralphs’ rendering of Oakley’s incredible rags-to-riches story is an inspiration." —LoveReading4Kids

"An inspiring rags-to-riches story" - - The Bookseller