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Amelia Earhart: Courage in the Sky [NOOK Book]

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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 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...
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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.

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: 9781101174333
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 12/1/1992
  • Series: Women of Our Time
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 64
  • Sales rank: 1,211,793
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: 620L (what's this?)
  • File size: 2 MB

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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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 11, 2001

    What a Pioneer!

    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...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 10, 2012

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    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!!!:)

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 4, 2000

    A Great Book

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2013

    Essay

    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

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 4, 2012

    Me

    I havent read it yet but amelia earheart is so interesting to me so i will buy it




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    Gbgxd

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  • Posted April 1, 2011

    Earhart

    GO AMELIA

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2011

    love it

    love amelia earheart!

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