The Flying Girl

The Flying Girl  (1911) 
by L. Frank Baum
Illustrated by Joseph Pierre Nuyttens

An innovative blending of genres to create a feminist adventure melodrama. The book was followed by a sequel, The Flying Girl and Her Chum (1912)

"The most successful aviators in the future...are bound to be women. As a rule they are lighter than men, more supple and active, quick of perception and less liable to lose their heads in emergencies. The operation of an aeroplane is, it seems to me, especially fitted to women." Excerpted from The Flying Girl on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

This work was published before January 1, 1926, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.