Who Was Amelia Earhart?

Who Was Amelia Earhart?

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Overview

Amelia Earhart was a woman of many "firsts." In 1932, she became the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. In 1935, she also became the first woman to fly across the Pacific. From her early years to her mysterious 1937 disappearance while attempting a flight around the world, readers will find Amelia Earhart's life a fascinating story.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780448428567
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 11/28/2002
Series: Penguin Who Was...Series
Pages: 112
Sales rank: 31,774
Product dimensions: 5.28(w) x 7.62(h) x 0.26(d)
Lexile: 610L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Kate Jerome is an award-winning children's book author and a lifelong advocate of science literacy. She has recently completed a Fellowship at Stanford University and, in addition to writing new children's books, she is now developing innovative programming in virtual reality.

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Who Was Amelia Earhart 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 32 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was wonderful. It really caught the escense of Amelia.
brittneydufrene on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is a biography about the pioneer Emelia Earhart. Which I did not know until after reading that she disappeared during a flight around the world in 1937. I like Amelia because she was a dare-devil, which you do not see often in woman. I found this book quit entertaining but also sad that she had disappeared.
kayceel on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
INteresting story for a younger crowd (reading level marked as 3.7). Focuses on her bravery and the fact that her mysterious disappearance during her around-the-world flight is just one small piece of who this smart, independent and brave woman was.While I would like to include this as one of my summer book club selections, I'm concerned that this was published in 2002, and doesn't seem to have been updated since. The bibliography in the back is four books long, none published later than 1999, and considering the 75th anniversary approaches this summer, I imagine there are newer books I could consider...
ValerieStanley on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Amelia Earhart was a woman of many "firsts." In 1932, she became the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. In 1935, she also became the first woman to fly across the Pacific. In 1937 she disappeared while attempting a flight around the world. This is a very resourceful book about a great women in our past. I really like how they made it an easy reader for younger readers. Teachers could use this for a History lesson or even as a creative writing assignment.
ElizaJane on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Reason for Reading: Read aloud to ds as part of our history curriculum.This is a basic biography of Amelia Earhart focusing on her accomplishments though it does tell her life story from her childhood onwards. The brief opening chapter explains how Amelia's name is nowadays associated with her disappearance and death, but that this book is not about her end but about her life. It gives a good look at Earhart's progress to becoming a pilot and her motivation to setting records, as well as exploring her impact on women of the time. An interesting aspect that I enjoyed was that within each chapter there is a time-out page which will give a brief explanation of a topic that has come up in the text, such as World's Fairs, the Wright brothers, Lindbergh, the depression, etc. One must just stop reading the story and take time-out to read them but they do add another dimension to the book that I enjoyed, especially seeing as the story was not particularly gripping. It does its job well, is a pleasant enough read but there is no connection for the reader with Amelia and no attempt made to make one. The illustrations, which are profuse with one on every single page, are not highly attractive, faces are usually at such a distance that a few lines will suffice for facial details and they are filled with cross-hatching and lines to fill in spaces.My son listened contentedly to the story, asked questions and was interested. But after seeing the first few illustrations had no desire to sit beside me and look at the pictures. There may be better books on the topic but if this is the one you read it will be enjoyable.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is great i could read this book forever
MontzieW More than 1 year ago
Who Was Amelia Earhart? by Kate Boehm Jerome is a wonderful book about this great lady in a time when women were just beginning to stand on their own two feet, she is flying! This is a wonderful story of a strong willed and level headed girl and her goal to be more than someone who sits at home and makes babies. She was a doer. She had a very interesting life and this book tells all kinds of personal details history books would leave out. Great book for any age.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The disappearance was on July 3, 1937. That was 5 months and 18 days before Walt's first full-length picture came out on December 21, 1937.
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Those comments are cray
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I didn't get a cover
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Amelia Earhart, is a winner. She NEVER gave up on a-n-y-t-h-i-n-g. To me, she was the pilot ever. - Brennan L. Quick
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Guest More than 1 year ago
My favorite character is Amelia because she was funny and she was a dare-devil. She also liked to fly planes and she was nice.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My sisters name is amelia
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very great book. I would Read it again
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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SDMSB More than 1 year ago
This series of books is great for elementary school kids to learn about historic figures. We have this book and Harriet Tubman. My daughter used both books to help write biography reports for school.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
explained some of the life of Amelia