Amelia, aviator

Biography for ages 8 and up
Aladdin Paperbacks (Simon & Schuster)
Black & white illustrations
Paperback $4.99
ISBN 0-689-83188-9

Amelia Earhart, Young Aviator

A woman of courage

Amelia Earhart was the first woman pilot to fly across the Atlantic Ocean, and the first woman pilot to fly nonstop across the United States - and on and on, setting record after record. She is still a heroine to each new generation of girls dreaming of high adventure. But in early 20th-century Kansas, Amelia was just a girl who loved to climb trees and ride horses and play games of imaginary journeys to the ends of the earth.
What early influences shaped Amelia Earhart's extraordinary career? How did she grow up to become the woman whose very name means adventure and independence? And what about the mystery of her fatal last flight? Beatrice Gormley answers these questions in the fascinating and inspiring story of Amelia Earhart's life.

From the popular Childhood of Famous Americans series

Praise for Amelia Earhart:

Amelia Earhart comes alive in this easy-to-read biography. Imaginary conversations are combined with plenty of historical facts to encourage reader involvement and stimulate interest. A great reminder to children that many of our heroes are women, this book will inspire patriotism and a sense of adventure. It would also be a welcome addition for kids interested in airplanes or flying.
Parent Council Volume 8

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