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Amelia Lost: The Life and Disappearance of Amelia Earhart

by Candace Fleming

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Amelia Lost: The Life and Disappearance of Amelia Earheart by Candace Fleming
Summary: Throughout the story, the reader is always wondering “why”. Amelia Earheart. She set out on a journey to fly all the way around the world, and never made it. In this book, it is a large mystery to when, where, and why all the aspects of her journey didn’t bring her back home. The book builds up page after page with suspense of if he will return back. The story reflects back on how Amelia became as famous as she did, and what lead her up to the point of her disappearance. Throughout the book, it reflects back on the way Amelia grew up, what her childhood was like, and how she managed to become a pilot. There are many different artifacts and information in the story such as maps and photos that gives the story a more realistic visual for students.

Personal Reaction: Very interesting! I was not aware of anything about her story before I read it. It was a great read for middle aged students getting into history.

Classroom Extension Ideas:
1. History, History, History! I feel that this book would be great for students to use as a tool for a research paper. Especially when reflecting on women in history.
2. I would use this as a time frame lesson as well. Very beneficial for students to know and reflect back on what happened in the past generations.
  AlanaLedford | Apr 18, 2016 |
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 |
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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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