Tillie the Terrible Swede
How One Woman, A Sewing Needle, and A Bicycle Changed HistoryBook - 2011
When Tillie Anderson came to America, all she had was a needle. So she got herself a job in a tailor shop and waited for a dream to find her. One day, a man sped by on a bicycle. She was told "bicycles aren't for ladies," but from then on, Tillie dreamed of riding--not graceful figure eights, but speedy, scorching, racy riding! And she knew that couldn't be done in a fancy lady's dress. . . . With arduous training and her (shocking!) new clothes, Tillie became the women's bicycle-riding champion of the world.
Publisher: New York : A. Knopf, c2011
Edition: 1st ed
Branch Call Number: j796.62092 AND NVD
Characteristics: 40 p. : col. ill. ; 27 cm
Alternative Title: How one woman, a sewing needle, and a bicycle changed history