Thursday, July 21, 2011

Amelia Earhart: The Legend of the Lost Aviator

Title:               Amelia Earhart: The Legend of the Lost Aviator
Category:       Biography
Grade:            3-8
Author:          Shelley Tanaka
Illustrator:      David Craig
Publisher:       Madison Press
Date:               2008
Pages:             48

Filled with photographs, paintings, drawings and extra information, this book tells the story of Amelia Earhart from her first encounter with an airplane as a child to her mysterious disappearance. 

Colorful anecdotes and a familiar tone make this book more welcoming than expected.  Particularly of interest to young people already familiar with her story is a final chapter on recent searches and discoveries that may have shed some light on the vanished aviator. 


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