Betty Greene (ebook)

Betty Greene ebook

The Girl Who Longed to Fly

By Laura Wickham, illustrated by Héloïse Mab
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Inspiring children's biography of Betty Greene, who helped set up the Mission Aviation Fellowship.

Part of the Do Great Things For God series.

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Read the true story of Betty Greene, who helped set up the Mission Aviation Fellowship.

Betty wanted to learn to fly from the age of 7, and when she grew up, that's exactly what she did. When World War II started, Betty used her skills to serve with the Women Airforce Service Pilots (also known as WASPs). She even became part of a research project that sent pilots way up high, through the stratosphere!

Once the war had ended, she brought her passion for flying and her passion for the Lord Jesus together, and helped to set up a mission which is known today as the Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF).

Throughout her life, Betty made over 4,640 flights and served in 12 countries, landing in around 20 more.

This beautifully illustrated children's biography of Betty Greene (1920-1997) is part of a series designed to show kids that God uses ordinary people to do extraordinary things.

Download free extras, such as worksheets, to help children interact with the true story and think of ways in which they can also follow God and encourage his people today.

These stories can be read to young children or enjoyed independently by early readers. The free extras make these stories useful for homeschool, Sunday school, missions events, and more.

Product details


  • Betty Greene: Illustrated Biography
    Further notes about Betty for adults and older children


Age range: 4 - 7
Contributors Laura Wickham, Héloïse Mab
ISBN 9781784987855
Format eBook
First published September 2021
Case quantity 50
Language English
Publisher The Good Book Company

Megan Hill

Author of Praying Together; Mother of four

Every child in the world loves to look up at passing airplanes and marvel at the wonder of air travel. After reading Betty Greene, young imaginations will look to the skies with gospel possibilities in mind. I hope this book inspires a generation of kids who don't merely want to be pilots but who want to be pilots (or truck drivers or train engineers) for the glory of Christ and the cause of his eternal kingdom.

Barbara Reaoch

Director, Children's Division, Bible Study Fellowship

Laura Caputo-Wickham captures timeless truths from Betty Greene’s life. Captivate even the youngest child with the story of her life!

Linda Allcock

London Women's Convention

Courageous, entrepreneurial and bold enough to break through numerous glass ceilings, Betty Greene's passion for the Lord trumped all other barriers to take the gospel to the ends of the earth. She is a truly inspirational role model to us all.

Customer reviews


“Inspiring for Readers of All Ages”

(Review written for 'Betty Greene')

Betty Greene: The Girl Who Longed to Fly is one of the recent releases in the Do Great Things for God series by The Good Book Company. This book tells the true story of Betty Greene, a woman who was a member of the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs) during World War Two and became a missionary. Betty was fascinated with flying from an early age as she observed one of her brothers take flying lessons. After the war, she used her skills as a pilot to help transport missionaries to various locations. Betty’s parents had fostered in her a love for the Lord early on and she enjoyed using her abilities to further the Great Commission.

I really enjoyed reading Betty’s story because it demonstrates that people with ordinary skill sets can be used by God in mighty ways. My daughters enjoyed learning about Betty and I believe that Betty’s story will inspire them to do great things for God even if those great things appear ordinary. My whole family enjoyed reading Betty Greene and we can’t wait to read the rest of the books in the series.

I received Betty Greene: The Girl Who Longed to Fly compliments of The Good Book Company in exchange for my honest review.


“Great book (and series) about people God uses for His glory.”

(Review written for 'Betty Greene')

Betty Green is another wonderful book in the Do Great Things for God Series. This book details the life of a mission pilot at a level that is understandable for children without dumbing it down and includes engaging and realistic illustrations. The author and illustrator don’t shy away from the depths of Betty’s story and it made me, as an adult, want to read more about her and provoked lots of questions from my young children. I love that this series always includes a timeline about the person’s life and a real-life photograph at the end of the book. We love this series for our homeschool library to teach our children about history and faith through lovely picture books.

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Betty Greene (ebook) | Laura Wickham, Héloïse Mab | $7.99