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A Picture Book of Amelia Earhart (Picture Book Biographies) Hardcover – March 1, 1998

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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, NY
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Adler (A Picture Book of Jackie Robinson, 1994, etc.) draws even young onlookers into the life of Earhart, whose Kansas childhood included firing a .22 rifle at barn rats and fashioning a roller coaster from fence rails and roller skates. Her social work, medical research, and study of engine repair are outlined, along with her growing passion for airplanes and flying, which resulted in several initial crash landings. Historic flights and accomplishments characterize Earhart's adulthood, told in a factual, yet anecdotal style sure to interest early readers. Earhart's disappearance, the source of much speculation, is skillfully handled. A brief author's note cites theories about that disappearance as well as the lack of evidence to support them. Fisher's illustrations, though clumsy in depicting perspective (e.g., a plane in flight on the cover is curiously close to Earhart's head), are pleasing in that they do not idealize the subject. This is a cogent tribute to an aviation pioneer. (Picture book/biography. 5-9) -- Copyright ©1998, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 6 - 9 years
  • Grade Level: 1 - 4
  • Lexile Measure: 880L (What's this?)
  • Series: Picture Book Biographies
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Holiday House; 1st edition (March 1, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0823413152
  • ISBN-13: 978-0823413157
  • Product Dimensions: 10.1 x 0.4 x 8.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,206,589 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Karen Baker on November 21, 2001
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My whole family loves these books, and Amelia Earhart is my daughter's current favorite. We own about seven of the books in this series, and each one is as good as the next. We are planning to collect the whole series. They are a second or third grade reading level but the information is presented clearly enough that younger kids can grasp the essentials. At the same time, there is enough substance that older kids have plenty to think about. Adults can learn something too! I recommend this book, and the whole series, very highly.
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This easy to read biography is the best on the market aboutAmelia Earhart! Adler's series is outstanding and this is one of hisbest!From learning about her plucky attitude as a little girl (building a roller coaster in her backyard and pelting boys with mud balls!) to her mysterious disappearance, young readers will be captivated by Amelia Earhart! END
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I ordered this book to read with adults with special needs. They really enjoyed learning more about someone they've heard of. Great pictures to keep them interested and enough story give actual facts.
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I gave this five stars because it has been such a useful tool to teach equality to my son and daughter. It has boosted my daughters self esteem to read stories about successful women that were not just princesses.
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David Adler always does a nice job of presenting whatever or whomever he is covering an interesting and memorable way for young readers. This book on Amelia Earhart, the first woman to cross the Atlantic Ocean via plane, is no exception. Chronologically telling a little bit about her life, tomboy ways and out spoken views, this is great book for any elementary classroom or library for research or just for fun.
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