Violet the Pilot

By Steve Breen
Violet the Pilot cover



By the time she was eight, Violet Van Winkle could build elaborate flying machines from scratch. The kids at school tease her. Maybe she could earn their respect by winning the blue ribbon in the upcoming Air Show. Or maybe something even better will happen involving her best-ever invention, a Boy Scout troop in peril, and even the mayor himself!

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"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

Author Biography

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.