Author(s): Steve Breen
By the time she's two years old, Violet Van Winkle can fix nearly any appliance in the house. And by eight she's building elaborate flying machines from scratch - mind-boggling contraptions such as the Tubbubbler, the Bioycopter, 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 best-ever invention, a Boy Scout troop in peril, and even the mayor himself!
"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
Steve Breen is a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist for the "San Diego Union Tribune." He has also written and illustrated several popular picture books, including"Pug and Doug," "Violet the Pilot," and "Stick." Steve lives in San Diego, California, with his wife and six children."