Amelia Earhart (The First Names Series)
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- Publication Date: August 13, 2019
- Imprint: Abrams Books for Young Readers
- Trim Size: 5 1⁄2 x 8
- ISBN: 9781419737411
- Page Count: 160
- Illustrations: black-and-white illustrations throughout
- Rights: North America
See how Amelia Earhart went from a little Kansas tomboy to a high-flying feminist icon
Before Amelia Earhart (1897–1939) became a world-famous pilot, she was a little tomboy from Kansas with a taste for adventure. When she visited an airfield and took a short plane ride, she knew she had to be a pilot. She signed up for flying lessons and cropped her hair short so that the other pilots would take her seriously. She became the first woman to make a solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean. With each flight she took and each record she broke, Amelia became more and more of a celebrity. Her final flight was intended to be a trip around the whole world, but her plane disappeared after takeoff—and her disappearance is still a mystery today. Inspirational, highly illustrated, and full of adventure, Amelia Earhart tells the story of the feminist icon who changed the world of aviation. It includes a timeline, glossary, and index.
**STARRED REVIEW**Kirkus Reviews —
"In line with the series premise and overall informal tone, the author refers to him throughout as "Harry" (his stage name). Andrew Prentice does likewise for his free-spirited subject in the co-published Amelia Earhart (illustrated by Mike Smith), taking "Amelia" (or, in childhood chapters, "Millie") from homemade backyard roller coaster to final disappearance . . . Together with its companion, stimulating portraits of two colorful, driven historical figures."
"A lighthearted and easy look at some of the world’s most famous celebrities . . . The illustrations may prove to be comforting for fiction readers who enjoy diary style series like Jeff Kinney’s Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Rachel Renée Russell’s Dork Diaries."School Library Journal —
About the author
Andrew Prentice is the author of a number of children’s books. He lives in England with his wife, three daughters, and dog. Mike Smith is the author and illustrator of a number of children’s books and the winner of the Macmillan Prize for children’s book illustration. He lives in Cambridge, England.