About this Book Miss Todd and Her Wonderful Flying Machine was inspired by the Student Academy Award®-winning animated short film Miss Todd and the real life story of Miss Lily Todd the first woman in the world to build and design an airplane. The story is set at the turn of the century when the world is awakening to the possibilities of the flying machine. One young woman, Miss Lily Todd, is inspired and she'll do whatever it takes to fly. But oh, no, no, no! At a time when becoming sky-born is already a challenge, Lily has more than gravity holding her down. Will she fly?
Reviews from Around the World I love picture books that are inspirational, like this one! A great story for boys or girls about having imagination & determination in the face of negativity. Interesting illustrations make me want to watch the short film upon which the book is based. — Liza Nahas, Goodreads