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Lumber Jills
Lumber Jills

Lumber Jills

The Unsung Heroines of World War II

By Alexandra Davis, Illustrated by Katie Hickey



32 Pages, 8 x 10

Formats: PDF

PDF, $9.99 (US $9.99) (CA $12.99)

Publication Date: March 2019

ISBN 9780807547977

Rights: WOR

Albert Whitman & Company (Mar 2019)

Price: $9.99
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A true story of the female lumberjacks who helped save Great Britain's war effort

In World War II, Great Britain needed lumber to make planes, ships, and even newspapers—but there weren't enough men to cut down the trees. Enter the fearless Lumber Jills! These young women may not have had much woodcutting experience, but they each had two hands willing to work and one stout heart, and they came together to do their part. Discover this lyrical story of home front heroism and female friendship.


"Introduces a historical chapter that's rarely featured in picture books." —Magazine review

"Introduces a historical chapter that's rarely featured in picture books." —Publishers Weekly

Author Biography

Alexandra Davis studied Children's Literature at New York University. Since then, Alex has also worked in the legendary New York children's bookstore, Books of Wonder, on 5th Avenue selling high-fashion shoes and handbags, and at home raising a curious little boy. Lumber Jills is her first book. Katie Hickey studied at Falmouth University. Since graduating, she has worked for various clients ranging from greeting card companies, magazines, and publishers.