Fern, Tracey. Dare the Wind: The Record-breaking Voyage of Eleanor Prentiss and the Flying Cloud. Illus. by Emily Arnold McCully. 2014. Unpaged. Margaret Ferguson Books, Farrar Straus Giroux, $17.99 (9780374316990). K-Gr. 3. [ab]
Born with saltwater in her veins in the early 19th century, Ellen grows up to be a ship’s navigator, using her skills to travel the world and sets speed records.