Amelia lost : the life and disappearance of Amelia Earhart

by Fleming, Candace,

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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
Kirkus Reviews
Navigating History
July 2, 1937- The Morning Hours
Little Amelia, 1897 to 1908
July 2, 1937- The Day Wears on
Family Secret, 1908 to 1916
July 2, 1937- Mabel's Story
Finding Herself, 1916 to 1920
July 3, 1937- An Unusual Offer
First Flight, 1920 to 1927
July 3, 1937- Voices in the Night
Fame, 1927 to 1928
July 4, 1937- Dana's Story
Vagabonding, Record Breaking and Romance, 1928 to 1935
July 5, 1937- Betty's Story
Plans, 1935 to 1937
July 5-6, 1937- The Search Continues
Last Flight, 1937
July 7-18, 1937- All search for Earhart Terminated
Finding Amelia on the Web
Source Notes by Chapter
Picture Credits

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Drawing on her training as a historian and her considerable writing talents, Fleming (The Great and Only Barnum, 2009) offers a fresh look at this famous aviatrix. Employing dual narratives straightforward biographical chapters alternating with a chilling recounting of Earhart's final flight and the search that followed Fleming seeks to uncover the history in the hype, pointing out numerous examples in which Earhart took an active role in mythologizing her own life. While not disparaging Earhart's achievements, Fleming cites primary sources revealing that Earhart often flew without adequate preparation and that she and her husband, George Putnam, used every opportunity to promote her celebrity, including soliciting funds from sponsors. The use of a gray-tone background for the disappearance chapters successfully differentiates the narratives for younger readers. Frequent sidebars, well-chosen maps, archival documents, and photos further clarify textual references without disturbing the overall narrative flow. Appended with a generous bibliography and detailed source notes, this is a book most libraries will want both for its fascinating story and as an illustration of how research can alter historical perspective.--Weisman, Kay Copyright 2010 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "In a stirring account of an American icon, Fleming (The Great and Only Barnum) seeks to portray the Amelia behind the mythology-some of which, she explains, was perpetuated by Earhart herself. Chapters alternate between the tense search for the pilot's missing plane and a chronological progression through her life, complemented by b&w photographs and other materials smoothly incorporated into the book's crisp Art Deco-inspired design. Readers learn about Earhart's free-spirited early childhood, first inclinations toward flying, and other pursuits, which included medicine, writing, and fashion. An overview of the era's social and political climate, particularly as it pertained to women, should help readers grasp the significance of Earhart's accomplishments. Some anecdotes evidence a cutthroat nature (after Earhart and her husband have a fellow aviator's lecture tour canceled, the aviator recalls, "my friendship for Amelia quickly waned"). This honest depiction of Earhart's professional and personal life forms a complete portrait of a complex woman, making her final doomed flight (and a reproduction of a teenager's notebook transcription of what may have been Earhart's last radio transmission) all the more affecting. Ages 8-12. (Mar.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Earhart, Amelia, -- 1897-1937 -- Juvenile literature.
Earhart, Amelia, -- 1897-1937.
Women air pilots -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Air pilots -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Women air pilots.
Air pilots.
Women -- Biography.
Publisher New York :Yearling, an imprint of Random House Children's Books,2019
Edition First Yearling edition.
Contributors Hische, Jessica, illustrator.
Audience Middle school (8-12).
Language English
Awards Orbis Pictus Honor, 2012
Description ix, 118 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 112-116) and index.
ISBN 9780593177846
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