At the age of twenty-three, Amelia Earhart began her lifelong love affair with aviation. The details of her tragic final flight are well known, but this bold portrait instead focuses on the heroine's dynamic life. The first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic, Earhart was an irrepressible adventurer and accomplished pilot as well as a fierce advocate for women.
Inspiring, colorful, and full of exciting details, Robert Burleigh and Bill Wylie's new collaboration shows Amelia Earhart as she's never before been portrayed.
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ROBERT BURLEIGH is the author of many books for children, including Flight: The Journey of Charles Lindbergh, which received the Orbus Pictus Award. He lives in Chicago, Illinois.
BILL WYLIE illustrated for Marvel Comics for many years before turning to graphic novels for children. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Gr. 2-4. In this volume in the American Heroes series, the pioneer aviator is treated to a biography in full-color comic-book format. Earhart's determination to do more than serve as a feminine figurehead by taking control of a record-breaking flight comes through clearly, although the brevity and format of the book preclude extensive details. Readers will, however, get a glimpse of Earhart's daredevil nature, her acquaintance with and subsequent marriage to G. P. Putnam, and her 14-hour solo flight from North America to Britain, depicted handily in flashbacks. A postscript makes note of her mysterious disappearance. Children will need additional sources to gain a full understanding of both Earhart's place in women's history and her personal development; however, this is a pleasing anecdotal glance at a legendary figure, accomplished with colors, visual panache, and a comic-book panel arrangement, all well-suited to the story. A ready companion to Into the Air (2002), about the Wright Brothers, by the same author and artist. Francisca Goldsmith
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Book Description Silver Whistle, 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110152024980
Book Description Silver Whistle. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0152024980 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.1896186