Here is the thrilling story of America's most celebrated flyer, Amelia Earhart. In alternating chapters, Fleming deftly moves readers back and forth between Amelia's life (from childhood up until her last flight) and the exhaustive search for her and her missing plane. With incredible photos, maps, and handwritten notes from Amelia herself — plus informative sidebars tackling everything from the history of flight to what Amelia liked to eat while flying (tomato soup) — this unique nonfiction title is tailor-made for middle graders.
Amelia Lost received four starred reviews and Best Book of the Year accolades from School Library Journal, Kirkus Reviews, Horn Book Magazine, the Washington Post, and the New York Times.
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"Employing dual narratives -- straightforward biographical chapters alternating with a chilling recounting of Earhart’s final flight and the search that followed -- Fleming seeks to uncover the “history in the hype,” pointing out numerous examples in which Earhart took an active role in mythologizing her own life.... Frequent sidebars, well-chosen maps, archival documents, and photos further clarify textual references without disturbing the overall narrative flow." -- Booklist"Handwritten notes, photos, maps and inquisitive sidebars...complete this impeccably researched, appealing package. A stunning look at an equally stunning lady." -- Kirkus Reviews
|8 and up
|Feb 8, 2011
|Schwartz & Wade