Two books by Elle Burton and Rita Hayward, both illustrated by Richard Marman, which encourage girls and young women to follow their dreams and not let anyone turn them aside from their chosen path.

Martha has always dreamed of flying. Discouraged by her father, she becomes a school teacher, but still dreams of flying. Eventually she follows her dream and builds an aircraft. Follow Martha on her airborne quest for adventure where things dont always go as planned. Adventures which lead her to new places and new relationships.

Hannahs village is terrorised by a dragon. But what can the people do? How do they fight against a dragon? Hannah decides something has to be done and sets off on a quest to confront the dragon with surprising consequences.

Abela has published these two books which shows girls and young women that they can achieve anything they set their minds to. You only have to look at the feats of Amelia Earhart, Amy Johnson, Jean Batten and Nancy Bird Walton, all pioneering Aviatrixes in the early part of the 20th C. proving that the myth about flying and engineering being a male domain was firmly debunked by these pioneering woman in the 1920s and 30s.

Hannah follows in the footsteps Joan of Arc, Boudicca, Zenobia (Queen of Palmyria), Tamar (Queen of Georgia), Amelia Pankhurst and the Suffragettes and the over 500 women who, through the ages, have stepped in to lead armies and causes, furthering womens rights and protecting all they hold dear.