Amelia Earhart: Courage in the Sky

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Amelia Earhart—pioneer, adventurer, pilot
 
As a child, Amelia Earhart wondered why there were no horoines in her favorite adventure stories. She resolved to change that when she grew up. And so she did, becoming one of the pioneers of aviation. Not only was Amelia Earhart the first woman in the world to fly across the Atlantic Ocean, she was the first person to cross it twice. Her life became a great adventure story—and a great mystery, ...

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Overview

Amelia Earhart—pioneer, adventurer, pilot
 
As a child, Amelia Earhart wondered why there were no horoines in her favorite adventure stories. She resolved to change that when she grew up. And so she did, becoming one of the pioneers of aviation. Not only was Amelia Earhart the first woman in the world to fly across the Atlantic Ocean, she was the first person to cross it twice. Her life became a great adventure story—and a great mystery, too. In 1937, on an around-the-world flight, Amelia disappeared. Today, her courage and sprit remain an inspiration to everyone who flies or dreams of adventure.
 
Contains black-and-white illustrations.
 
About the Women of Our Time series:
International in scope, the Women of Our Time series of biographies cover a wide range of personalities in a variety fields. More than a history lesson, these books offer carefully documented life stories that will inform, inspire, and engage.

Follows the life of the pilot who was the first woman to cross the Atlantic by herself in a plane.

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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 3-6-- An adequate biography of the famous aviator, marred by Kerby's odd evaluation of significant events in Earhart's early life and her dismissive description of Earhart's attitude towards marriage as ``strange.'' Full-page black-and-white drawings of unexceptional quality illustrate the text. Chadwick's Amelia Earhart (Lerner, 1987) covers the same material in a crisp, objective manner and includes photos and a map of Earhart's around-the-world flight. Lauber's Lost Star (Scholastic, 1988), for grades 5-8, is even better, as it is well written; thorough; and has an index, bibliography, photos, and maps. Brown's Amelia Earhart Takes Off (Whitman, 1985) is average but uninspiring. --Ann W. Moore, formerly at Lane Road Library, Columbus, OH
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780147514660
  • Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
  • Publication date: 1/8/2015
  • Series: Women of Our Time Series
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Pages: 112
  • Sales rank: 1,209,919
  • Age range: 8 years

Meet the Author

Mona Kerby (www.monakerby.com) has been a Kindergarten teacher, school librarian, professor, and the coordinator of the graduate School Library Media Program at McDaniel College. She has published a variety of books which have been nominated to several state reading award lists.
 
Eileen McKeating is a published author and an illustrator of children's books. Some of the published credits of Eileen McKeating include The Story of Annie Sullivan: Helen Keller's TeacherFamous LivesAmelia Earhart: Courage in the Sky, and Fifteenth Peanut Butter Sandwich.

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