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Amelia Earhartand#151;pioneer, adventurer, pilot
As a child, Amelia Earhart wondered why there were no horoines in her favorite adventure stories. She resolved to change that when she grew up. And so she did, becoming one of the pioneers of aviation. Not only was Amelia Earhart the first woman in the world to fly across the Atlantic Ocean, she was the first person to cross it twice. Her life became a great adventure storyand#151;and a great mystery, too. In 1937, on an around-the-world flight, Amelia disappeared. Today, her courage and sprit remain an inspiration to everyone who flies or dreams of adventure.
Contains black-and-white illustrations.
About theand#160;Women of Our Timeand#160;series:
International in scope, the Women of Our Time series of biographies cover a wide range of personalities in a variety fields. More than a history lesson, these books offer carefully documented life stories that will inform, inspire, and engage.
Amelia Earhart was a woman of many "firsts." In 1932, she became the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. In 1935, she also became the first woman to fly across the Pacific. From her early years to her mysterious 1937 disappearance while attempting a flight around the world, readers will find Amelia Earhart's life a fascinating story.
Profiling the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean in 1932, this age-appropriate biography explores Earhart's early years as an aviation pioneer and her mysterious disappearance in 1937. Illustrations.
About the Author
Mona Kerby (www.monakerby.com)and#160;has been a Kindergarten teacher, school librarian, professor, and the coordinator of the graduate School Library Media Program at McDaniel College. She has published a variety of books which have been nominated to several state reading award lists.
Eileen McKeating is a published author and an illustrator of children's books. Some of the published credits of Eileen McKeating includeand#160;The Story of Annie Sullivan: Helen Keller's Teacher,and#160;Famous Lives,and#160;Amelia Earhart: Courage in the Sky, andand#160;Fifteenth Peanut Butter Sandwich.
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