When a blinding snowstorm hits New York City in the early 1800's, and many of the neighborhood's volunteer firemen are sick in bed, who will answer the fire alarm?
Molly, by golly! I hope young readers will enjoy my spirited re-telling of firefighting lore while learning how fires were fought in early America. A perfect pick for school, library or home... and available just in time for Fire Safety Week, October 7-13.
Check out my author website, www.OchiltreeBooks.com, to find out how I discovered Molly's legendary tale and why I was determined to bring it to life for kids. You'll also find reviews, interviews, and a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of the illustrations for the book. While you're there, don't forget to enter the contest to win an autographed copy of MOLLY, BY GOLLY! THE LEGEND OF MOLLY WILLIAMS, AMERICA'S FIRST FEMALE FIREFIGHTER.
"...snow-streaked illustrations show Molly as a woman of determination and strength, and a sense of both danger and heroism radiates from the story." –Publishers Weekly
"A pleasing historical tidbit." –Kirkus Reviews
Molly, by Golly! / Dianne Ochiltree / Calkins Creek
Price: $16.95 / ISBN: 978-1590787212 / Published: September, 2012
Ages 6-10 / Picture Book