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Amelia Lost: The Life and Disappearance of Amelia Earhart (edition 2011)

by Candace Fleming

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Title:Amelia Lost: The Life and Disappearance of Amelia Earhart
Authors:Candace Fleming
Info:Schwartz & Wade (2011), Edition: First Edition, Hardcover, 128 pages
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Amelia Lost: The Life and Disappearance of Amelia Earhart by Candace Fleming



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Gr 6+, Fleming takes us into Amelia’s world, and the world during Amelia’s disappearance. She intersperses stories of her childhood through her adult life, with pages about her disappearance and search for her and her plane, melding the story everyone knows and the story of her life together. Fleming also makes use of primary and secondary sources from interviews of those who believe they heard the last cries for help from Amelia over their radio, to pictures, flyers, and newspaper articles. There are also a handful of url links through each chapter that correspond to what is being discussed if you were looking for more information. It also includes source notes at the back, as well as an index. The layout itself has a nice use of space, making it appealing for a reader and easy to follow. ( )
  foresterk | Nov 19, 2014 |
The book is about Life and Disappearance of Famous Amelia Enhart. She was and is still an inspiration to young ladies and women. She prove to the world that women can do anything they set their mind to. I like how the author goes back and forth between Amelia's life and the rescue mission to finding her and her plane. I like the black and white photos the chronological order and the thrill which will keep young adults interested in learning about her. ( )
  rwoody | Nov 3, 2014 |
I heard Candace Fleming compare nonfiction writing to baking a cake at a SCBWI conference. She said that fiction writers head to the store and buy the most wonderful ingredients for their cake. They return to their kitchen and use their ingredients to make something delicious. Nonfiction authors are give their ingredients and still need to make something equally delicious. I loved this analogy! She is so right. Nonfiction authors must work with the facts at hand, then use all their storytelling skills to create a fabulous read. A delicious cake, complete with frosting and sprinkles!

Well, Candace's Amelia Lost: The Life and Disappearance of Amelia Earhart is truly delicious. Well researched and artfully told, it's a perfect addition to a middle school collection!

I loved the mechanics of how she set the book into sections, flipping between the disappearance and Amelia's life.

No wonder it received the Golden Kite Award for Nonfiction in 2012! Hurrah! ( )
  Nancy.Castaldo | Nov 3, 2014 |
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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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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 Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:44:47 -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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