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Amelia Lost: The Life and Disappearance of Amelia Earhart

by Candace Fleming

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A look into the final hours of Amelia Earharts last flight. This book also includes a biography on her life with intimate photos of her childhood/family. Theres research and documentation of her many adeventures!
  yatsogu | Aug 15, 2015 |
Biography of Amelia Earhart which also includes information about the search that went on in the Pacific Ocean.
  tracybeggs | Aug 8, 2015 |
With her age range of books, & connection to Eric Rohmann, she might make a good Lacey Loves to Read Author...
  TeachrBkMom | Aug 2, 2015 |
I liked this book because it discussed other topics about Amelia Earhart other than what made her famous. It was interesting reading about her life in order to better understand her motivations as a pilot. I like the use of photographs for the illustrations. They add an authentic touch that remind the reader that Amelia was a real person. I like the way the author changes his writing style. When illustrating Amelia's background information, the author had an organized and well paced writing style. However, when describing the scene when Amelia went missing, the author used short sentences and one-sentence paragraphs. This created a rapid and suspenseful pace and made the reader nervous. The purpose of this book is to make readers aware of the life and disappearance of Amelia Earhart. ( )
  agaski3 | Apr 2, 2015 |
I found this book to be very interesting and it is a great biography for young readers to enjoy. I really liked this book for several reasons. First, I enjoy the writing style that the author used. The book goes back and fourth between glimpses of Amelia’s life and pieces about Amelia’s disappearance. The switch between the two truly adds excitement as the information about Amelia’s disappearance helps keep readers on their toes wondering what happened to her plane. I also enjoyed reading this book because there is a significant amount of historical information placed in various boxes throughout the text. For example, there is information about Morse code. I also enjoyed reading this book because there are many photographs an pictures throughout the book that help display Amelia’s life. The photographs truly enhance the biography and help readers get to know Amelia Earhart more. Lastly, I loved that the book had information about Amelia from the perspective of other people. For example, there is a section of her book from the perspective of her first flight teacher. The main idea of the book is to tell the story of Amelia Earhart. ( )
  mbolle1 | Apr 2, 2015 |
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Amelia Lost: The Life and Disappearance of Amelia Earhart, wonderfully covers Amelia’s fateful flight across the world, her successful crossing of the Atlantic Ocean and her upbringing.  You’d love to see 5 – 8 graders use this book not only as a valuable research resource, but also as an inspirational tool for women.  History teachers could certainly use this as a resource when discussing important people of the 20th century.  Check out this visual timeline for students learning not only about Amelia, but also some general US history during her lifetime: http://teacher.scholastic.com/earhart...
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0375841989, Hardcover)

From the acclaimed author of The Great and Only Barnum—as well as The Lincolns, Our Eleanor, and Ben Franklin's Almanac—comes 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.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:16:57 -0400)

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Tells the story of Amelia Earhart's life - as a child, a woman, and a pilot - and describes the search for her missing plane.

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