DK Publishing: Amelia Earhart

DK Publishing: Amelia Earhart


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DK Publishing: Amelia Earhart by Tanya Lee Stone, Dorling Kindersley Publishing Staff

With more than 100 full-color photographs and illustrations and detailed sidebars, this entry in DK's acclaimed Biography series celebrate a pioneer who changed how the world is viewed: aviatrix Amelia Earhart.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780756625528
Publisher: DK
Publication date: 01/29/2007
Series: DK Biography Series
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 190,345
Product dimensions: 5.12(w) x 7.82(h) x 0.36(d)
Lexile: 1000L (what's this?)
Age Range: 10 - 17 Years

About the Author

Tanya Lee Stone has received many awards and honors for her books, including an NAACP Image Award for Courage Has No Color, a Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal for Almost Astronauts, and a Golden Kite Award for The Good, the Bad, and the Barbie. Her articles and reviews have appeared in School Library Journal, The Horn Book Magazine, and The New York Times. She is best known for her passion for telling little-known or unknown true stories of people who have been missing from our histories. Stone went to Oberlin College and now teaches writing at Champlain College.DK was founded in London in 1974 and is now the world's leading illustrated reference publisher and part of Penguin Random House, formed on July 1, 2013. DK publishes highly visual, photographic nonfiction for adults and children. DK produces content for consumers in over 87 countries and in 62 languages, with offices in Delhi, London, Melbourne, Munich, New York, and Toronto. DK's aim is to inform, enrich, and entertain readers of all ages, and everything DK publishes, whether print or digital, embodies the unique DK design approach. DK brings unrivalled clarity to a wide range of topics with a unique combination of words and pictures, put together to spectacular effect. We have a reputation for innovation in design for both print and digital products.   Our adult range spans travel, including the award-winning DK Eyewitness Travel Guides, history, science, nature, sport, gardening, cookery, and parenting. DK’s extensive children’s list showcases a fantastic store of information for children, toddlers, and babies. DK covers everything from animals and the human body, to homework help and craft activities, together with an impressive list of licensing titles, including the bestselling LEGO® books. DK acts as the parent company for Alpha Books, publisher of the Idiot's Guides series and Prima Games, video gaming publishers, as well as the award-winning travel publisher, Rough Guides.

Table of Contents

Introduction: A Shooting Star     6
A Tomboy by Nature     8
A High-Spirited Girl     16
Finding Her Way     22
Amelia Learns to Fly     30
An Aviator is Born     38
Another New Start     48
Lady Lindy     56
"I Was Just Baggage"     64
The High Life     62
Races, Records, and Rings     78
The Fun of it     88
Pushing the Limits     96
The Fatal Flight     104
The Search for Amelia     114
Timeline     122
Bibliography, Sources Cited     124
Index     126
For Further Study     127

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