On a brisk and cloudless evening in April 1933, Amelia Earhart and Eleanor Roosevelt did the unprecedented: they stole away from a White House dinner, commandeered an Eastern Air Transport plane and took off on a glorious adventure — while still dressed in their glamorous evening gowns! Although Secret Service agents fretted that that activity hadn't been "approved," the two women delighted in their adventure — a celebration of independence and friendship.
This large-format lavishly produced picture book captures the courage and pioneering spirit of two friends who defied convention in the name of fulfillment, conviction, and fun. Breathtaking black and white drawings — which create the look of a vintage movie — make this a visual tour de force for young adventurers, historians and any one else who dares to dream.
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"Inspired by the true facts of this little-known event, based on diaries, book transcripts, and newspaper accounts, Pam Munoz Ryan brings the thrilling evening to life as if she had been on that plane herself. Emphasizing the mettle and independent spirits of the two women, Ryan presents a pair of pioneering social and political activists any woman — or man — even today would be proud to claim as role models. An author's note gives some intriguing background information on these two exceptional women." — Emilie Coulter, Amazon.com Reviews
|5 - 9
|Pam Munoz Ryan
|Oct 1, 1999