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Who Was Amelia Earhart
Kate Boehm Jerome
0448428563
November 2002
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Book Description
Amelia Earhart was a woman of many "firsts." In 1932, she became the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. In 1935, she also became the first woman to fly across the Pacific. From her early years to her mysterious 1937 disappearance while attempting a flight around the world, readers will find Amelia Earhart's life a fascinating story.

Card catalog description
Examines the life of pioneer aviator Amelia Earhart, who mysteriously disappeared during an around-the-world flight in 1937.


Amelia Earhart
Doris L. Rich
1560987251
Oct 1996
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
With a combination of daring and adroit public relations, Amelia Earhart reigned as "Queen of the Air" during the period between her first transatlantic flight in 1928 and her untimely disappearance over the Pacific nine years later. This fast-paced, richly detailed biography reveals an aloof, independent woman who grimly endured the public clamor and cross-country lecture circuit in order to fund her desire to fly. In 1931 she married her publicist, George P. Putnam, whose brash schemes to capitalize on her aviation feats became increasingly foolhardy, leading up to her final, fatal effort to fly around the world. The author shows Earhart was also a tireless champion of women's rights, pacifism and commercial aviation, which was still in its infancy. While some questioned her aptitude as a pilot, few denied the...


Amelia Earhart: Young Aviator
Meryl Henderson (Illustrator)
0689831889
February 2000
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Picture Book of Amelia Earhart
David A. Adler
0823415171
August 1999
Paperback
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From School Library Journal
Grade 2-5?Herbert Hoover called Amelia Earhart a "pioneering woman." Adler emphasizes this characteristic as he recounts the life of the famous pilot, describing her days as a schoolgirl when she engaged in activities typically enjoyed by boys and wore bloomers that were a departure from the dress expected of ladies. She was well educated as well as compassionate, and her career endeavors were many before concentrating on flying. The author details his subject's renown flights across the Atlantic and her fatal trip around the world. Readers glean a sense of Earhart's courage and determination. Realistic, double-page watercolor illustrations complement the text. A good addition to biography or women's collections for beginning or reluctant readers.?Cheryl Cufari, Glencliff Elementary School, Niskayuna,...


Amelia Earhart: More than a Flier
Patricia Lakin
0689855753
May 2003
Paperback
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From School Library Journal
Grade 2-3-Simple sentences; large type; and colorful illustrations, many of them full-page, make the story of this intriguing woman easy to read. The text is filled with Earhart's many exciting adventures, from a near collision between her snow sled and a horse-drawn cart when she was young to a stormy ride as an adult across the Atlantic in an ill-equipped airplane. The art shows Earhart at different stages of her life as well as fashions and lifestyles of the times. A time line appears in the back of the book, but there is no index. The tendency to subtitle each chapter with dates and then go on to describe events that happened earlier is slightly disconcerting. Quibbles aside, this biography is a solid choice for newly independent readers.Anne Knickerbocker, formerly at Cedar Brook Elementary School,...


Lost Star: The Story of Amelia Earhart
Patricia Lauber
0590411594
January 1990
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From Publishers Weekly
Newbery Honor winner Lauber tells the compelling life story of the pioneer aviatrix. PW praised this "lucid and often suspenseful biography" for its "effortless and memorable portrayal of a genuine American heroine." Ages 9-12. Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From School Library Journal
Grade 3-8 What is there to say about the sixth (at least) biography of Amelia Earhart to be published in the last couple of years? Her story is an exciting one for young readers, offering a strong female role model. Among the attractively designed, well-written alternatives, one can choose from the briefer Amelia Earhart: Aviation Pioneer (Lerner, 1987) by Roxane Chadwick on up to Carol Pearce's more detailed Amelia Earhart (Facts on File, 1988). Lauber writes clearly and...


Amelia Earhart
Marilyn S. Rosenthal
0736802037
June 1999
Hardcover
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Card catalog description
A biography of the aviator and women's rights advocate who disappeared while trying to fly around the world.


Amelia Earhart
Lola M. Schaefer
0736814337
June 2002
Hardcover
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Card catalog description
A brief biography of the first woman pilot to cross the Atlantic Ocean and to fly alone across the United States, as well as the first pilot to fly alone across the Pacific Ocean.


Amelia Earhart
Christy Devillier
1577655966
January 2002
Hardcover
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Amelia Earhart
Philip Abraham
0516236008
March 2002
Paperback
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DK Readers: Flying Ace, the Story of Amelia Earhart (Level 4: Proficient Readers)
Angela Bull
0789454351
April 2000
Paperback
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Book Review
Amelia Earhart may be one of the most famous women in history. Initially recognized as the first woman to fly the Atlantic, she went on to perform many other amazing airborne feats, including a solo Atlantic flight, another from Hawaii to California, and, possibly her most legendary trip ever, an ill-fated attempt to fly around the world. This flight ended abruptly and mysteriously over the Pacific, when Earhart lost radio contact with a Coast Guard crew, the last people to hear her voice before she disappeared forever.

Angela Bull tells the story of the fearless aviator in Flying Ace, a Level 4 book in Dorling Kindersley's four-level learning-to-read series. Additional sidebar information (about prohibition, navigational tools, 1920s and '30s fashion, other aviator heroes, etc.) and a glossary are included for a...


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