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Title:
Amelia Earhart : first lady of flight
Author:
Parr, Jan.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Franklin Watts, [1997]

©1997
Physical Description:
111 pages : illustrations, map ; 21 cm.
Summary:
Examines the life and disappearance of the pilot who was the first woman to cross the Atlantic in a plane by herself.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
920 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 6.3 3.0 1752.

Reading Counts RC 6-8 7.8 5 Quiz: 19248 Guided reading level: NR.
ISBN:
9780531114070
Format :
Book

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Central Library TL540.E3 P37 1997 Juvenile Non-Fiction Childrens Area-Biography
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Summary

Sixty years after Amelia Earhart's disappearance over the Atlantic, people are still arguing over her fate. This book presents her life from tomboy to headstrong young woman to polished celebrity and explores the impact of her husband, George Putnam, on her life and career It also examines Amelia's impact on aviation and feminism.


Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Gr. 5^-8. The series name, Book Report Biographies, is clear about the primary audience for these short, useful books, but they are also fun to read, and some students may go on from here to Russell Freedman's Eleanor Roosevelt (1993) and Corinne Szabo's Sky Pioneer: A Photobiography of Amelia Earhart [BKL F 15 97]. Gottfried's biography is not as eloquent as his book on James Baldwin (1997), but he does a good job of discussing the drama of Eleanor Roose-velt's personal and public life. Parr shows that Earhart was famous not only because of her mysterious disappearance but also because of her achievements as a feminist and aviation pioneer. The occasional pictures are small and indistinct, with none of the style of the photobiographies; in fact, the price of these slim volumes seems steep. Both books include a bibliography and chronology; in addition, Parr provides chapter notes and Internet resources. --Hazel Rochman


School Library Journal Review

Gr 6-8‘This biography includes many of the features of earlier efforts about the aviator and several more besides. The objective and smoothly flowing narrative will capture even reluctant readers, as it clearly brings out Earhart's exceptional qualities of independence and persistence, and her belief that women could do most anything men could. Both chapters and subdivisions within the chapters are clearly titled. Well-reproduced, black-and-white photos, a few of which appear in similar titles, and well-chosen quotes from Earhart's letters or autobiographies enhance the presentation. A chronology, a list of records Earhart set, chapter-by-chapter notes, and a list of other sources that includes Internet sites and movies are appended. Patricia Lauber's Lost Star (Scholastic, 1990) is also well written and includes a better map of the flight path and a more realistic cover. Both books deal well with the mystery of Earhart's death. Libraries with the earlier title will find Parr's book an appropriate addition where needed, and a good general introduction to the subject's background, family, and personality.‘Phyllis Graves, Creekwood Middle School, Kingwood, TX (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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