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DK Readers L4: Flying Ace: The Story of Amelia Earhart

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A multi-level learning-to-read program combining Dorling Kindersley's highly visual style with appropriate stories at four levels. Stunning photographs plus engaging stories combine in Dorling Kindersley Readers to create a structured reading program with appeal for every beginning reader. The age-appropriate text is guaranteed to capture a child's interest while developing reading skills and general knowledge.

Examines the life and disappearance of the pilot who was...

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Overview

A multi-level learning-to-read program combining Dorling Kindersley's highly visual style with appropriate stories at four levels. Stunning photographs plus engaging stories combine in Dorling Kindersley Readers to create a structured reading program with appeal for every beginning reader. The age-appropriate text is guaranteed to capture a child's interest while developing reading skills and general knowledge.

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

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School Library Journal
Gr 2-4-Throughout this beginning reader, Bull portrays Earhart as having a somewhat reckless nature, for which the aviator eventually paid dearly. She flew in a plane piloted by hard-drinking Bill Stultz, she piloted a plane that she was incapable of handling, and she was not proficient in Morse code or radio operation. Earhart is also shown to be concerned about her appearance and perhaps manipulated by her publicity-seeking husband, George Putnam. Earhart may have been interested in women's independence, but her search for personal glory is more obvious here. Bull speculates that Earhart's plane ran out of fuel, but she also explores a few of the more sensational theories regarding her subject's disappearance. The style of this graded reader is clear and lively. The book begins with a fictionalized account of Earhart's childhood interest in flying, but the rest of it is straight narrative. The illustrations are particularly interesting, with many photos, maps, and watercolors. Sidebars with photos and captions expand on the main text or give a glimpse at the historical period. Patricia Lauber's Lost Star (Scholastic, 1990) is more detailed, but is for older readers.-Lynda Ritterman, Atco Elementary School, NJ Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.|
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780789454355
  • Publisher: DK Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/28/2000
  • Series: DK Readers Level 4 Series
  • Edition description: 1 AMER ED
  • Pages: 48
  • Sales rank: 445,068
  • Age range: 7 - 9 Years
  • Lexile: 680L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.16 (d)

Table of Contents

Roller coaster girl 4
Early flights 14
First taste of fame 20
The Atlantic - solo 26
Crackups 32
Into the blue 40
Glossary 48
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