Amelia Earhart

Amelia Earhart

by Lola M. Schaefer
     
 

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Text and photographs introduce the biography of Amelia Earhart, the first woman pilot to fly an airplane alone across the United States, and the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.See more details below

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Text and photographs introduce the biography of Amelia Earhart, the first woman pilot to fly an airplane alone across the United States, and the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.

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Children's Literature
With only about one to three sentences per page, this small size biography, one of the series "First Biographies," tells the story of the famed flyer's life. Amelia Earhart was born in 1897, at just the right time to participate in the pioneering days of airplane flight. This book does not do quite as good a job as the "Rookie Biography" version of Earhart's life at capturing her determination and courageousness. The facts of her life are reported rather dryly, and without an enthusiasm that might spark further interest by young readers. Each double page spread includes a full page black and white photograph, useful to convey additional information in such a low reading level book. A nice feature is a timeline along the bottom of the pages that places events in Earhart's life into an easy to understand order. The book also includes a bibliography, glossary, index, and a list of up to date Internet sites for additional research. In spite of the somewhat flat nature of the writing, this book would be a welcome addition to the growing collection of biographies aimed at beginning readers. 2003, Capstone Press,
— Leslie Rounds

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780736894081
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
09/01/2000
Series:
First Biographies Series
Pages:
24
Sales rank:
724,989
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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