Betty Greene: The Girl Who Loved to Fly: A book review
I received this complimentary product from the publisher for my honest review. 

“You will be my witnesses… to the ends of the earth.” Acts 1:8

Laura Caputo-Wickham captivates readers and listeners with her biography of Betty Greene: The Girl Who Longed to Fly.

Betty had two main missions in life. One was to be a pilot, and the second was to serve God.  

Betty wanted to help missionaries and spread the gospel message in hard-to-reach places, all over the world. 

Betty Greene: The Girl Who Loved to Fly: A Book Review

In Betty’s story, as you can imagine, Betty faced many scary, difficult and challenging situations.

Laura Caputo-Wickham is able to capture her readers’ attention with the telling of these different emergencies. Through it all though, she  makes it clear that Betty knew God had everything in control.

I would highly recommend this book for any preschool or elementary grade classroom. Also, any homeschooling family wanting to do missionary studies would benefit as well.

Further Ideas to Use This Book

Betty Greene: The Girl Who Longed to Fly would be a wonderful starting point for a unit study.

Topics that are mentioned in the book include:

  • Waco Biplane
  • WWII
  • Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs)
  • Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF)
  • USA
  • Mexico
  • Sudan
  • Mexican Jungle
  • Amazon Forest
  • Andes Mountains
  • Time vs. Distance and Type of Transportation Comparisons

If you would like information on how to create and do a unit study, take a look at my Homeschooling Tips from A to Z: The Letter U post.

Additionally, if you would like ideas on how to make your homeschool mission-minded then take a look at How to Make Your Homeschool Mission-Minded, and also Homeschool Tips from A to Z: The Letter M.

Book Specifications

  1. At the end of the book, there is a very informative timeline of Betty’s life.
  2. A real-life picture of Betty Greene is also included.
  3. Excellent illustrations are by Heloise Mab
  4.  Sturdy, hard-backed book with glossy pictures
Betty Greene: The Girl Who Loved to Fly: A book review

More in the Series

Betty Greene: The Girl Who Longed to Fly is part of the Do Great Things for God series. 

Other titles in the series include:

Amy Carmichael: The Brown-Eyed Girl Who Learned to Pray. Book reviewed by Homeschooling Highway
Gladys Aylward: The Little Woman With A Big Dream. A Missionary Story Book Review

About Laura Caputo-Wickham

Laura Caputo-Wickham

Laura Caputo-Wickham is a children’s author from Rome, now living in Kent with her husband, James, two young daughters and a cat. In her spare time, Laura is involved with her church’s toddler group and helps the children in her local school with their reading.

About The Good Book Company

The Good Book Company, an international book publishing company, was found in 1991 by Tim Thornborough.  Their aim is to provide biblical and relevant resources that will encourage Christians and help them grow spiritually. 

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