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Title Sarla in the sky / written by Anjali Joshi ; art by Lisa Kurt.
Author Joshi, Anjali.
Publication Herndon, Virginia : Mascot Books, 2016.
Copyright date ©2016
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 22 cm.
Series Bharat babies ; level 3
Note "Level 3 simple stories."
Summary An ordinary tale of an extraordinary girl daring to be different in an all boys' world. Sarla set her sights high, she's determined to prove there's nothing in this world a little girl cannot do!
This story is loosely based on the achievements of Sarla Thakral. Saral was born in 1914. In 1936, she became the first Indian woman to earn her aviation pilot license at the age of twenty-one. She flew the Gypsy Moth solo. After obtaining her initial license, she continued her journey. Sarla completed one thousand hours of flying an aircraft in order to obtain an 'A' license. While she pursued a commercial pilot license in 1939, World War II broke out and civil training was suspended.
Subject Thakral, Sarla, 1914-2008.
Aeronautics -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Women air pilots -- Juvenile literature.
Aeronautics. (OCoLC)fst00798293
Women air pilots. (OCoLC)fst01177058
Genre Beginning readers collection.
Literature. (OCoLC)fst01921716
Fiction. (OCoLC)fst01423787
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Juvenile works. (OCoLC)fst01411637
Fiction.
Literature.
Addl. Author Kurt, Lisa.
ISBN 1631777467
9781631777462

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