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Amelia Earhart: The Legend of the Lost Aviator

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This fast-paced, high-energy picture book tells the true story of Sarah Emma Edmonds, who at age nineteen disguised herself as a man in order to fight in the Civil War. She took the name Frank Thompson and joined a Michigan army regiment to battle the Confederacy. Sarah excelled as a soldier and nurse on the battlefield. Because of her heroism, she was asked to become a spy. Her story comes to life through the signature illustrations and design of John Hendrix and the exciting storytelling of Marissa Moss.

Praise for Nurse,and#160;Soldier, Spy

and#8220;The incredible story of how Sarah Edmonds becomes Frank Thompson is full of adventure, bravado and pathos. Spirited pen-and-ink drawings, full of period detail and war action always focus on the intriguing Frankand#8230;and#8221; and#8211;San Francisco Chronicle

and#8220;Readers won't stop until the last page of Marissa Moss' exciting Civil War story about Sarah Edmonds' life as a man in the Union Army. Vivid illustrations by artist John Hendrix match Moss' exciting account of Sarah's life in the Army.and#8221; and#8211;Sacramento Beeand#160;

and#8220;Hendrix's artwork is, as usual, a showstopper, and his bold caricatures convey Edmonds's strength and determination. Moss delivers a riveting narrative, making it clear that Edmonds was fighting for more than one kind of freedom.and#8221; and#8211;Publishers Weekly, starred review

and#8220;The focused view makes the book accessible for children. The pen-and-ink with acrylic wash illustrations are full of vibrant detail. Hendrix presents a meticulous view of military life, including army camp layouts and fortifications. Hand-drawn typography highlights important or humorous points in the text and adds even more visual interest.and#8221; and#8211;School Library Journal

and#8220;Hendrixand#8217;s art emphasizes the horror and drama of war. Using hand-lettered text reminiscent of broadsides of the time, he visually shouts danger to the reader when tension is the highest.and#8221; and#8211;Horn Book

and#8220;In ink-and-wash illustrations, Hendrix again displays his knack for visual narrative. The aerial view of Edmonds approaching the Confederate camp is particularly effective. This large-format picture book illustrates Edmondsand#8217; courage and determination while conveying a good deal of information in a highly readable way.and#8221; and#8211;Booklist

and#8220;Admirable and enlightening. Moss is a lively prose writer, and Hendrixand#8217;s illustrations inject humor into what is actually a serious subject.and#8221; and#8211;The New York Times

and#8220;Boldly illustrated. The text is full of interesting details. This book strikes a fine balance which conveys the horrors of the Civil War without portraying too much blood and violence for elementary readers. A very useful and researchable picture book.and#8221; and#8211;Library Media Connection, starred review

Synopsis:

On July 2, 1937, aviatrix Amelia Earhart mysteriously vanished. This biography follows Earhart from her first sight of an airplane at the age of 10 to the last radio transmission she made before she disappeared. Illustrated with original artworks and contemporary photos.

Synopsis:

This fast-paced, high-energy picture book tells the true story of Sarah Emma Edmonds, who at age nineteen disguised herself as a man in order to fight in the Civil War. She took the name Frank Thompson and joined a Michigan army regiment to battle the Confederacy. Sarah excelled as a soldier and nurse on the battlefield. Because of her heroism, she was asked to become a spy. Her story comes to life through the signature illustrations and design of John Hendrix and the exciting storytelling of Marissa Moss.

Synopsis:

The ever-fascinating story of the legendary pilot is given new life in this vividly told true-life adventure.

and#160;

Ever since Amelia Earhart and her plane disappeared on July 2, 1937, people have wanted to know more about this remarkable woman. Amelia Earhart follows the charismatic aviator from her first sight of an airplane at the age of ten to the last radio transmission she made before she vanished. Illustrated with original artworks, contemporary photographs, quotes, and details, this is a great introduction to the famous pilot. The book includes a bibliography and an index.

About the Author

Shelley Tanaka has written a number of award-winning books for children, including Mummies: The Newest, Coolest, and Creepiest from Around the World, which received two starred reviews. She lives in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. David Craig has illustrated a number of popular books for children. He lives in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.

David Craig has illustrated a number of books. He lives in Canada.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780810970953
Subtitle:
The Legend of the Lost Aviator
Author:
Tanaka, Shelley
Illustrator:
Craig, David
Author:
Hendrix, John
Author:
Tanaka, Shelley
Author:
Craig, David
Author:
Moss, Marissa
Publisher:
Harry N. Abrams
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - Women
Subject:
JNF007120
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - Science & Technology
Subject:
Transportation - Aviation
Subject:
Air pilots
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Women air pilots
Subject:
Earhart, Amelia
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Biography
Copyright:
Edition Description:
1
Publication Date:
20080801
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 8 up to 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
48 pages of full-color illustrations
Pages:
48
Dimensions:
12.00 x 9.00 in
Age Level:
13-22

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Product details 48 pages Abrams Books for Young Readers - English 9780810970953 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , On July 2, 1937, aviatrix Amelia Earhart mysteriously vanished. This biography follows Earhart from her first sight of an airplane at the age of 10 to the last radio transmission she made before she disappeared. Illustrated with original artworks and contemporary photos.
"Synopsis" by ,

This fast-paced, high-energy picture book tells the true story of Sarah Emma Edmonds, who at age nineteen disguised herself as a man in order to fight in the Civil War. She took the name Frank Thompson and joined a Michigan army regiment to battle the Confederacy. Sarah excelled as a soldier and nurse on the battlefield. Because of her heroism, she was asked to become a spy. Her story comes to life through the signature illustrations and design of John Hendrix and the exciting storytelling of Marissa Moss.

"Synopsis" by ,

The ever-fascinating story of the legendary pilot is given new life in this vividly told true-life adventure.

and#160;

Ever since Amelia Earhart and her plane disappeared on July 2, 1937, people have wanted to know more about this remarkable woman. Amelia Earhart follows the charismatic aviator from her first sight of an airplane at the age of ten to the last radio transmission she made before she vanished. Illustrated with original artworks, contemporary photographs, quotes, and details, this is a great introduction to the famous pilot. The book includes a bibliography and an index.

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