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A Race Around the World

Written by Caroline Starr Rose & illustrated by Alexandra Bye
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In 1889, New York reporter Nellie Bly—inspired by Jules Verne’s book Around the World in 80 Days—began an around-the-world journey that she hoped to complete in less time. Her trip was sponsored by the newspaper that employed her, The World. Just hours after her ship set out across the Atlantic, the publisher of another New York publication, The Cosmopolitan magazine, put writer Elizabeth Bisland on a westbound train. Bisland was headed around the world in the opposite direction, thinking that she could beat Bly’s time. Only one woman could win the race, but both Bly and Bisland completed their journeys in record time and experienced unforgettable adventures.

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Who Wrote A Race Around the World

Caroline Starr Rose

Caroline Starr Rose is an award-winning middle grade and picture book author whose books have been ALA-ALSC Notable, Junior Library Guild, ABA New Voices, Kids’ Indie Next, Amazon’s Best Books of the Month for Kids, and Bank Street College of Education Best Books selections. In addition, her books have been nominated for almost two dozen state award lists. She lives with her husband and two sons in New Mexico.

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Who Illustrated A Race Around the World

Alexandra Bye

Alexandra Bye graduated from the New Hampshire Institute of Art. She lives in New Hampshire, where she enjoys mountain biking, Nordic ski racing and hiking in the White Mountains with her dogs.

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Publication Date:
October 1, 2019

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