There are not many girls or women in the Reader's Digest Junior Omnibus, and though that didn't matter so much to me when I was first reading the omnibus, I was excited by Annie Oakley partly because she was a girl like me. The story is fascinating but leaves out much of Oakley's life. It was first published as a book (with the same name) in 1954.
Walter Edwin Havighurst was born in Wisconsin in 1901 and became an English professor at several universities. He wrote many other books, including
+ Omnibus Home Page
+ The City That Died to Live
+ Man Overboard!
+ Pigs is Pigs + The Princess Who Wanted the Moon + The Night My Number Came Up + I Killed "Moby Dick" +
+ Hector, the Stowaway Dog + The Day I Met Midnight + Hunter + History and Horrors in Wax +