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Amelia Earhart (The First Names Series)

Amelia Earhart (The First Names Series)


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See how Amelia Earhart went from a little Kansas tomboy to a high-flying feminist icon

Before Amelia Earhart (1897–1939) became a world-famous pilot, she was a little tomboy from Kansas with a taste for adventure. When she visited an airfield and took a short plane ride, she knew she had to be a pilot. She signed up for flying lessons and cropped her hair short so that the other pilots would take her seriously. She became the first woman to make a solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean. With each flight she took and each record she broke, Amelia became more and more of a celebrity. Her final flight was intended to be a trip around the whole world, but her plane disappeared after takeoff—and her disappearance is still a mystery today. Inspirational, highly illustrated, and full of adventure, Amelia Earhart tells the story of the feminist icon who changed the world of aviation. It includes a timeline, glossary, and index.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781419737411
Publisher: ABRAMS
Publication date: 08/13/2019
Series: Abrams First Names Series
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 1,157,753
Product dimensions: 5.75(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.75(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Andrew Prentice is the author of a number of children’s books. He lives in England with his wife, three daughters, and dog. Mike Smith is the author and illustrator of a number of children’s books and the winner of the Macmillan Prize for children’s book illustration. He lives in Cambridge, England.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

1 Amelia Arrives 5

2 Amelia Gets a Chance 15

3 Amelia Takes to the Sky 26

4 Amelia Earns Her Wings 35

5 Amelia Takes the Plunge 48

6 Amelia Finds Fame 66

7 Amelia Goes Solo 87

8 Amelia Soars Even Higher 96

9 Amelia Flies the World 109

10 Amelia's Final Flight 121

Timeline 136

Glossary 144

Notes 147

Select Bibliography? 148

Index 149

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