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Amelia Earhart

Amelia Earhart

by Carol A. Pearce

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 8 Up This is the fifth or sixth biography of the non-conforming adventure-seeking woman who met a mysterious end that has been published in the last five years. Pearce begins her story with the setting up of that last voyage, depicting the major characters and their motivations. Then she takes readers back to Earhart's childhood, showing her daredevil exploits and the family problems resulting from her father's alcoholism. Pearce covers in detail both the historical background and Earhart's feats during the 1930s, through which the flier tried to show not only what she could do but also what women in general could do. Finally readers are returned to an analysis of the final flight, including the facts and the many unanswered questions. The writing flows better as the book progresses, but in the preface and early pages especially, the text is wordy and dull. Appendixes list the ports of call of the last flight, dates of important career flights, and Earhart's honors and awards. Blythe Randolph's Amelia Earhart (Watts, 1987) and Nancy Shore's Amelia Earhart (Chelsea House, 1987) remain better choices for older readers. Sylvia S. Marantz, Wellington School, Columbus, Ohio

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Makers of America Ser.
Product dimensions:
5.91(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)
Age Range:
10 Years

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