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Amelia Lost: The Life and Disappearance of Amelia Earhart

Amelia Lost: The Life and Disappearance of Amelia Earhart

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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.
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.

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Publish date: Feb 8, 2011
Added to Scribd: May 12, 2012
Copyright:Traditional Copyright: All rights reservedISBN:9780375841989
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maureene87 reviewed this
Rated 5/5
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]
sullywriter_1 reviewed this
Rated 4/5
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 big role in the myth-making.
jenj5 reviewed this
Rated 4/5
Non-fiction is not typically my thing, but I really enjoyed Fleming's exploration of Amelia Earhart's life and last flight. Earhart comes off as a very complex personality, both admirable and flawed. The interplay between the two alternating narratives works quite well to build tension, too. Revisiting this review to make predictions for SLJ's Battle of the Books 2012. While this is not my personal favorite, I think it has a distinct chance at going all the way.
rgruberexcel reviewed this
RGG: Wonderful biography that explores the aspects of Amelia Earhart's personality that may have led to the tragedy of her disappearance. Detailing both the effort to find her and her life to that last flight, the book also incorporate the science and engineering of the state of the technology of flight at the time. Reading Level: 10-14.
katherinec032 reviewed this
Rated 5/5
Amelia Lost is a fascinating tale of the famous pilot Amelia Earhart’s life and the dramatic search following her disappearance. Amelia comes to life as her story unfolds, from her early childhood to her final flight. This book gives great details about Amelia's childhood and readers learn she was reckless and daring from an early age. This skillfully written book, tells Amelia's story in two ways. First the white chapters speak about Amelia's life story and how she became who she is known as today. The smaller gray chapters discuss what happened minutes to weeks after her disappearance. These chapters explain several occurrences of people hearing her voice and of ships searching for her. This is interesting and entertaining take of the life of Amelia enhanced with pictures, documents and stories of Ameliaʻs childhood.
tahayes_1 reviewed this
Rated 4/5
Daughter, wife, student, pilot, adventurer, early feminist. Amelia Earhart, as depicted in Candace Fleming's spellbinding biography, was all of these things and more. Fleming takes the reader from Earhart's birth in Kansas to her early childhood living with her grandmother, through her painful adolescence living with an alcoholic father, to her driven adulthood and eventual disappearance.This book is generously laced with original photographs, excerpts from letters, report cards, newspaper clippings and maps. The author also provides an extensive bibliography and resources for further research. Although full of facts and information, this book was also an enjoyable read, as Fleming manages to capture a conversational tone which is both engaging and endearing.
leithe_2 reviewed this
4Q3PFleming writes an engrossing book that covers the life of Amelia Earhart from birth to her disappearance. She also includes fun facts about other facets of Amelia's life as well as the stories of a few who claim to have heard her voice over their radios after Itasca loses contact with her.
jtnguyen_1 reviewed this
Rated 5/5
The author gives readers an insight into every detail of Amelia Earhart's life. Fleming also included some of the myths about the disappearance of Earhart that parts of the nation had grown to believe.
francescadefreitas reviewed this
Rated 4/5
Amelia flies off the page in this biography, the story of her life interlaced with a minute by minute account of the search for her missing plane. Brave and reckless while flying, on the ground she carefully polished her public image. This is a fascinating picture of an adventurer who challenged the boundaries of aviation, and became a role model for women around the world.
helenpeynado reviewed this
Well-organized and well-written dual story of Amelia Earhart's life and her disappearance during a flight. It is interesting to note that she was so daring that she often threw safety to the wind - but everything seemed to always work out for her. Great original photos and articles of her included. A great addition to any library.

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