Amelia Earhart: Courage in the Sky

Amelia Earhart: Courage in the Sky

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by Mona Kerby, Eileen McKeating
     
 

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As a child, Amelia Earhart wondered why there were no heroines 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 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

Overview

As a child, Amelia Earhart wondered why there were no heroines 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 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 mystery, too. In 1937, on an around-the-world flight, Amelia disappeared. Today, Amelia's courage and spirit remain an inspiration to everyone who flies or dreams of adventure.

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101174333
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
12/01/1992
Series:
Women of Our Time
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
64
Lexile:
620L (what's this?)
File size:
2 MB
Age Range:
8 - 12 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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Amelia Earhart 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Do I admire Amelia Earhart? Yes! How could it be different? She was so brave, spontaneous and straightforward. Amelia was one of those unique women who made a big difference. She set a new tone for women not only in aviation, but in many other activities. What today may be common was unusual at that time. Partly, thanks to Amelia women are more realistic seen and respeted today.This also implies admired...
Guest More than 1 year ago
I liked this book a lot. It was very inspiering. I liked how it went from when she was a kid to her dissapearence. The author achieved the purpose excelently and throughly. i recomend it to anyone who likes to be inspiered or believes in women's rights. Amelia Earhart is someone to really look up to; that's what this book taught me.
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Im doing a report on her. Should i get tis book? Please answer back. I got the saple and it wuz really good! Soccergirl 13
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I need to do an essay in amelia earhart and wuz wondering if this we would be a good book to get? Please tell me what you think!!!:)
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I havent read it yet but amelia earheart is so interesting to me so i will buy it
Chad Brechbuhler More than 1 year ago
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Tonya Janney More than 1 year ago
love amelia earheart!
Christa Heinze More than 1 year ago
GO AMELIA