Amelia's Fantastic Flight

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Amelia's little spin covers six continents and takes her to fourteen countries. Two full-spread maps, plus smaller inset maps throughout, enable children to follow Amelia's amazing journey.

A young girl builds her own airplane and flies around the world, "freezing in Finland," "charmed by China," and getting "a kick out of Kenya"--before returning home for dinner.

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Overview

Amelia's little spin covers six continents and takes her to fourteen countries. Two full-spread maps, plus smaller inset maps throughout, enable children to follow Amelia's amazing journey.

A young girl builds her own airplane and flies around the world, "freezing in Finland," "charmed by China," and getting "a kick out of Kenya"--before returning home for dinner.

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Editorial Reviews

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"While preschoolers will go for the jacket illustration of Amelia in her flying machine, the most enthusiastic audience may be teachers looking for books to introduce mapping skills and global awareness to young children."--Booklist

"Bursik makes a strong debut with her crisp, clean illustrations, the gentle modeling of the animals Amelia sees blending nicely with decoratively stylized plants and backdrop landscapes with minimal detail."--Kirkus Reviews

School Library Journal
K-Gr 2-- A less than fantastic flight. Since Amelia loves airplanes, she builds one and goes ``. . . for a little spin.'' She flies around the world in less than a day, but nothing happens, and the girl never interacts with her surroundings. The illustrations are colorful, clear, and suggestive of the country being represented. Each page includes a world map inset highlighting her route. The places look inviting, but the aviatrix is set on flying, not sightseeing. The involuntary association with Amelia Earhart is bothersome since one can't help remembering that the original Amelia never came home. This and the fact that the book lacks a story line makes it unsatisfying. --Nancy A. Gifford, Schenectady County Public Library, NY
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780805033861
  • Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
  • Publication date: 3/15/1994
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 97
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 1,451,707
  • Age range: 3 - 8 Years
  • Lexile: 580L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 10.05 (w) x 7.63 (h) x 0.14 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2003

    fantastic reading!

    This is absolutely my 18month old son's most favorite book. He has learned the names of countries thru this story. The illustration is simple yet wonderful with such detail and vibrant colors; each country comes alive. This book really opens the first door to geography.

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