Amelia Lost: The Life and Disappearance of Amelia Earhart
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... show more
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.
Publish date: February 8th 2011
Publisher: Schwartz & Wade
Pages no: 118
Edition language: English
, Non Fiction
, Middle Grade
, Biography Memoir
Fleming did a marvelous job of bringing Earhart to life, and of putting her into context. She really did manage to pull up illuminating anecdotes, like that fact that Earhart cut her hair so she looked more like a pilot, and that she curled it every night with a curling iron to give it that casual, ...
Well-designed and researched, "Amelia Lost" gives a chronology of Amelia Earhart's life, interspersed with dark gray pages that tell about her last day's flight and the days following. I'm embarrassed to admit that the explanation of radio frequencies and radio direction finders in the opening pages...
This gets my vote for best nonfiction book of the year. Seriously. Fleming manages to take a story which everyone knows and make it not only interesting, but sit on the edge of your seat gripping. A fascinating look in to Earhart’s life, her flaws, and her influence on the world at large. [Nov. 2011...
I don't usually like nonfiction all that much, not even narrative nonfiction, not even biography; I can certainly appreciate nonfiction when it's well-done, but for whatever reason, it just very, very rarely rivets me. Well, I was definitely riveted by this book. Amelia Earhart isn't someone I kne...
Another wonderful biography from Ms. Fleming, who always manages to bring her subjects vividly to life. I particularly appreciated the preface in which she discusses the challenges of sorting out facts from a life that has become so shrouded in myth, especially when Amelia Earhart herself played a b...