Amelia Lost: The Life And Disappearance Of Amelia Earhart
ISBN: 0375841989
EAN13: 9780375841989
Language: English
Release Date: Feb 8, 2011
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 0.7" H x 9.6" L x 8.1" W
Weight: 1.5 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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Featured in the upcoming National Geographic documentary, Expedition Amelia This is a critically acclaimed look at the life, disappearance, and search for the legendary aviatrix, Amelia Earhart.

On May 21, 1937, the most famous female pilot of all time, Amelia Earhart, set out to do the impossible: circumnavigate the globe at its widest point--27,000 miles in all. Just six weeks later, she disappeared over the Pacific Ocean. Eighty years have passed since that fateful flight; and still, Amelia's plane has never been found. Discover the thrilling life and tragic end of America's most famous trailblazing flier with this impeccably researched and masterfully crafted book from acclaimed author Candace Fleming.

A New York Times Notable Book of the Year

Named a Best Book of the Year by:
The Washington Post
School Library Journal
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   Amelia Lost
Earhart does a fantastic job of luring the reader into Fleming's story. The author begins with Earhart's idyllic childhood and moves through the difficult years of Amelia's father's alcoholism to let the reader see the forces that have shaped the woman that Earhart became. Showing no judgments of Fleming, Earhart tells the facts as they are known and leaves the reader to make up his own mind about Amelia. Fleming does the seeming impossible by involving the reader so involved in the story that heshe hopes that the end of the story will be different than he knows it to be. The design of the book is sharp and easy to follow with photographs placed appropriately.
   I really like this book
I really like this book, it is very easy to read and understand and the variety of the pictures is very informative. I am in the 8th grade and we had to choose a biography book about a person and this is definitely one that I can truly say is easy to read. Definitely the best book on Amelia that I have seen!
   Phenomenal Bio! One of the best I’ve read for 4th-7th!
For my granddaughter, I bought this and started to skim it, but couldn t put it down. The author explores some of the myths surrounding Amelia. She has done her research, that is for sure. There is also much info given through inserts about the tech of the times, which adds much depth to understanding. I also appreciate the way she did not paint her as this perfect person, but a real person with flaws and quirks! Can you tell me which is a winner? PS, I am a former librarian! )
   Very Interesting
A lot of information that I have never heard before.
   Easy-to-read book on the fascinating life of Amelia Earhart!
Everybody in our family has an interest in Amelia Earhart, so that I thought this would be a good family book at Christmas. It looks like an interesting book written in an easy-to-read style with lots of photos and information insets. appeals to a wide audience. Can 't wait for my turn!
   Good balance of words and images
Looks like a great book for a middle school kid. Mine arrived with a sticky cover and a torn finger print. The book itself was fine and was clearly new, so I'm going to try and clean that sticky smudge before giving it to my kid, who is a big Amelia fan.
Great book for my 13 - year old sons 8th grade history report. He actually read the book and aced his report, which greatly increased his overall A-grade!
   Good book for a book report!
My daughter is in the 5th grade and used this for a book report. It was a bit emotional for her to read about the disappearance, but I think the book was well written.
   Review of AE Lost S Gilbert
Spellbinding! : I love '' this book - very well done by the author. I also enjoyed how the Short Wave listeners heard her pleas for help! A must-read for all the aviators!
   Fascinating and engaging read!
I read this book for my 11 year old voracious-reader son after he and I received “The Family Romanov ”. Both books are so incredibly interesting and bring history to life. Storyteller, writer and historian.