Annie was seven years old when her mother sent her away to work. They were just too poor to keep her at home. But this little girl had a very special talent. She could shoot better than anyone. She could even shoot the cork off a bottle. By fourteen she was keeping her family alive. But who could have guessed that Annie would become internationally famous, travel the world with Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, make friends with Chief Sitting Bull, even perform before Queen Victoria herself! For no one gun could outshoot Annie Oakley and her gun.
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Lucy Lethbridge is a freelance journalist and literary editor of The Tablet. She lives in Camden, London. She has written two other biographies in the WHO WAS series, Annie Oakley, Sharpshooter of the Wild West, and Ada Lovelace, Computer Wizard of Victorian England, which won the Blue Peter Book Award in 2002.More about Lucy Lethbridge