Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews, January 1, 2011:
"Handwritten notes, photos, maps and inquisitive sidebars (What did Earhart eat during flight? Tomato juice and chocolate) complete this impeccably researched, appealing package. A stunning look at an equally stunning lady."
Starred Review, The Horn Book Magazine, March/April 2011:
"The book’s structure and scope, along with the story’s inherent drama, provide a taut, cinematic backdrop for the history of Earhart’s doomed flight."
Starred Review, School Library Journal, March 2011:
"Ho-hum history? Not in Fleming’s apt hands. What could be a dry recitation of facts and dates is instead a gripping and suspenseful thriller...This book is splendid. Hand it to everyone."
Starred Review, The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, March 2011:
"Fleming cleverly structures this biography to give the tale of tragedy a fresh and dreadful impact...As a result, this offers not only a provocative introduction to Earhart but also compelling glimpse of what it was like to watch her disappear from the world."
This is interesting since I have met some Earharts in Iowa. Many accounts leave out the period she spent in Iowa except for the State Fair visit. This book gives more about it. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Keith V. Weigel
This book is a good introduction to biography. I bought it for my daughter, who was working on a 3rd grade project, but I enjoyed reading it myself. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Chem Guy
I have read previous works on this subject but wanted a refresher. This book was a good source of historical data but lacks an up-to-date summary of present search results. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Karl H. Huffman
Not in this book, but still one of my favorite quotes was said by Amelia's flight instructor. He said, "Amelia isn't famous for being a great pilot; she's famous for being a bad... Read morePublished 13 months ago by oscar
I expected this book to be dry, but it there were places where my adrenalin was pumping. Candice Fleming's writing is excellent. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Alice Zimmerman
This book grabs you at the very beginning and doesn't let go even after you are done reading it. This is one of the great mysteries that you have a hard time not thinking of. Read morePublished 17 months ago by K. Bray
I came upon this book while searching for a biography to read with my 6th graders. It alternates between the story of Amelia's disappearance and her life starting at childhood,... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Brittany
I got this lovely book for a 10 yr. old girl who reads well. She loved the book. She dressed as the heroine for Halloween and reported to her class on the book and earned an A for... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Anne runs with scissors