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Amelia Earhart: Young Aviator (Childhood of Famous Americans) Kindle Edition

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Length: 276 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
Age Level: 8 - 12 Grade Level: 3 - 7
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About the Author

Beatrice Gormley has written a number of books for young readers, including several titles in the History’s All-Stars series, as well as biographies of Barack Obama, George W. Bush, and Laura Bush. She lives in Westport, Massachusetts.

Product Details

  • File Size: 3310 KB
  • Print Length: 276 pages
  • Publisher: Aladdin (June 25, 2008)
  • Publication Date: June 25, 2008
  • Sold by: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003DYGOUA
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #413,906 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I decided when I was 9 that I'd grow up to be a writer. It only took me 30 years to achieve my dream! My daughters gave me my first good idea: "Write a story about a girl who can fly." I followed their advice, and MAIL-ORDER WINGS became my first book.
Since then, I've written many fiction and nonfiction books about things that interest me: dinosaurs, friends, magic wishes, presidents, time travel, ancient Rome, volcanoes, aliens, and people who follow their dreams.
Writing is hard work, but I get a lot of support. My daughters and my husband still encourage me and inspire me. My dog nudges me out into the fresh air to take walks. And my two cats sit on my desk while I write, editing by stepping on the computer keys.

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A Kid's Review on September 4, 2000
Format: Paperback
Amelia Earhart was a very courageous young pilot, and she helped inspire young women to fly. In the book, Amelia Earhart: Young Aviator, by Beatrice Gormley, in the Childhood of Famous Americans series, the author describes Amelia Earhart as extraordinarily brave. This book tells almost everything a person would want to know about Amelia Earhart.
Amelia flew her plane until she wanted to retire. Before she retired, though, she wanted to make one last record-breaking flight. She planned to fly around the entire world, making stops only to refuel her plane. Near one of the islands she was supposed to land at, she mysteriously disappeared into the fog. No one knows what happened to her. We don't even know where she lies. We just know of her great achievements.
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I read several other books from this series aloud to my five year old but had to stop halfway through this one. Amelia had a bit of a difficult life with her father's alcoholism, parent's divorce, occasional poverty and ultimate loss at sea. There are other allusions to people dying in plane crashes. The books about Neal Armstrong, John Glenn and the Wright Brothers from this series were more appropriate for a five year old.
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I agree with the review from "Mom to a Five Year Old."---too many adult issues for a children's book. Even for my 8 and 6 year-olds, there was a lot I skipped over in reading it aloud. The issue of her parents' marital problems could have been mentioned briefly, as it affected her growing up years, but handled in a much more discreet way. We really do not need to know the details. It seems to be the main focus of much of the book. I was disappointed. I wanted to know a lot more about Amelia and a lot less about her parents.
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THese Childhood of Famous American books are well worth the money. My kids love them and have learned so much by reading them aloud with me and on their own. A great way to introduce TRUE history in a childrens story form.
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