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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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I have always been fascinated with the story of Amelia Earhart. This book takes on on the journey through her life and into her mysterious disappearance. Amelia's goal was to fly around the world at the widest point, but before she reached one of her last fuel-up points she vanished. It was believed that her radio was malfunctioning and she was unable to find Howland Island. Amelia Lost shows pictures of Amelia from childhood, to adulthood and in between. Fleming leads us through her fame, her flight, the search, and finally the termination of the search for Earhart.
  mercedeslillian | Mar 18, 2017 |
This is an incredibly fun way to learn about Amelia and her mysterious tale. The book is filled with fun little facts about Amelia, giving details on her life while also offering clues on Amelia's inevitable fate until the reader is on the edge of their seat, dying to figure out the end... only to find that NOBODY REALLY KNOWS.We are given a lot of information on her final (known) moments, but the mystery of Amelia's disappearance still hold true, even if we are able to make sound possible conclusions with the evidence we're given. If there was ever a biography written to keep student's attention, this one is it!
  AnnaSavage | Dec 6, 2016 |
The mystery of Amelia Earhart has been an ongoing list of different scenarios and theories. This book was very interesting to read. You get to step back in time to before Amelia was the famous woman pilot planning to fly around the world. No matter what the outcome she was still a wonderful role model for even today’s young women. I loved how there are real photos in the biography giving you a sense of who she was. I think this would be a good book to have students reference for a research paper. I think that since this is a biography, students will find this book interesting and enlightening. ( )
  clp055 | Oct 26, 2016 |
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.

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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 |
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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.

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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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