A Picture Book of Amelia Earhart

A Picture Book of Amelia Earhart


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In 1937, Amelia Earhart vanished while trying to become the first woman to fly around the globe. Today, experts search for clues to what happened-- but Earhart's legacy as a pioneering woman pilot is greater than the mystery surrounding her disappearance.

You may know Amelia Earhart as one of history's most beloved aviators, but did you know she grew up playing football and studied automobile-engine repair? This clear and concise picture book biography with bright, colorful illustrations follows brave Amelia throughout her inspiring lifetime.

From her first plane ride, on Christmas Day in 1920, to her famous flight across the Atlantic Ocean in 1928, Amelia's life took on new purpose when she discovered her love of flying. She later became the first person to fly alone across both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, and had many other adventures that brought her to places like Hawaii and Mexico. In 1937, Amelia vanished while attempting to fly around the world. Her mysterious disapperance and incredible life story have fascinated the world ever since.

This entry in Adler's well-known series includes a timeline, author's note, and bibliography. Repackaged paperback edition has an updated cover.

For almost thirty years, David Adler’s Picture Book Biography series has profiled famous people who changed the world. Colorful, kid-friendly illustrations combine with Adler’s “expert mixtures of facts and personality” (Booklist) to introduce young readers to history through compelling biographies of presidents, heroes, inventors, explorers, and adventurers. These books are ideal for first and second graders interested in history, or who need reliable sources for school book reports.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780823440566
Publisher: Holiday House
Publication date: 09/11/2018
Series: Picture Book Biography Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 286,056
Product dimensions: 7.70(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

David A. Adler is the author of many popular books for children, including biographies, math books, and Judaica. His strong interest in history and biography led to his bestselling Picture Book Biography series. He lives in New York State with his wife and family.

Jeff Fisher (1955 - 2014) was a professional illustrator who made his picture book debut with A Picture Book of Amelia Earhart. He lived with his family in New York.

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A Picture Book of Amelia Earhart 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
JTNguyen on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
An inspirational story of a woman that changed the patriarchal view of the world. Amelia Earhart was a courageous woman and the first female to fly an airplane across the Atlantic Ocean. Earhart disappeared during her voyage around the world, somewhere within the Pacific Ocean.
ckarmstr1 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Amelia Earhart was a typical tomboy of her time. She shot guns, played sports, and wore bloomers instead of dresses. Amelia quit college to become a nurse in Toronto, Canada. The war had a huge effect of her. This book tells the story of Amelia's journey to flight. Adler discusses all the events that led up to her big journey. I think this book would be perfect for a child to reference for a biography project because it is filled with factual information.
dennislankau on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Appropriate for Kindergarten students. This picture book shows the life and flight of Amelia Earhart. The pictures allow the students to help the teacher tell the story by what they see in the pictures.* Excellent book for read-aloud as a class* Students can make their own picture books.
MDees on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The disappearance of Amelia Earhart is still a mystery today. This picture book illustrates the unusualness of Amelia¿s life from childhood. Her parents were progressive and allowed her to wear trousers like boys when she played. She was always encouraged to try new things and seemed to be unconcerned with what everyone else thought. The story follows Amelia from the first time she saw an airplane to her first ride. It gives an account of Amelia as a navigator on her first flight across the Atlantic with Charles Lindbergh as the pilot, to her final flight and mysterious disappearance. There is an author¿s note at the back further detailing her final flight and disappearance. I would not say this is a great book, but it is a good story. The story is an overview of Amelia¿s life and does not go into great detail about it. It is a good introduction to Amelia Earhart and the pictures are enjoyable. It is informational and does make you wonder anew at Amelia¿s disappearance. I would use this book as part of unit about women in history. It is an interesting story and tells of how Amelia Earhart helped to open the door in aviation for all women. You could also use this story in teaching about aviation history.
ebruno on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a biography on Amelia Earhart, the first woman to fly across the Pacific Ocean. She was also the first of much more; however, she died trying to be the first to fly around the world.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
easy to read and nice illustrations. See our video book review of this book https://youtu.be/N_Gd11Jb88s
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is sooooo great I wish i could have been there to see what really happend.