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Amelia Earhart: Young Aviator (Childhood of Famous Americans)

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Publisher Comments:

From the distinguished historian of Revolutionary-era America and author of the acclaimed American Scripture comes this fresh and surprising account of a pivotal moment in American history—the ratification of the Constitution.

• A singularly important debate: When the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia adjourned in the late summer of 1787, the delegates returned to their states to report on the new Constitution, which had to be ratified by specially elected conventions in at least nine states. Maier recounts the dramatic events of the ensuing debate in homes, taverns, and convention halls, drawing generously on the speeches and letters of founding fathers, both familiar and forgotten, on all sides.

• Perfect match of author and subject: Pauline Maier specializes in bringing early American history to vivid life. Her most recent book, American Scripture, was an Editor’s Choice of The New York Times Book Review and a finalist in general nonfiction for the National Book Critics Circle award.

• A new perspective: This is the first narrative history in decades of the ratification debate, with all its significance, and it draws on new scholarship about the ratification process. In Maier’s skillful hands, this fascinating yet often-overlooked episode in the nation’s history comes to life as never before.

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Synopsis:

In this Childhood of Famous Americans series book, young readers can explore the world of Earhart, the first female pilot to fly nonstop across the United States. B&W illustrations.

Synopsis:

In this volume of the Childhood of Famous Americans series, young readers can learn about the early influences that shaped Amelia Earhart's extraordinary life and the remarkable woman she became.

About the Author

Beatrice Gormley has written a number of books for young readers, including several titles in the History’s All-Stars series, as well as biographies of Barack Obama, George W. Bush, and Laura Bush. She lives in Westport, Massachusetts.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780689831881
ill.:
Henderson, Meryl
Author:
Henderson, Meryl
Author:
Gormley, Beatrice
Publisher:
Aladdin Paperbacks
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Biography / Autobiography
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - Science & Technology
Subject:
Transportation - Aviation
Subject:
Air pilots
Subject:
Earhart, amelia, 1898-1937
Subject:
Women air pilots
Subject:
ographical / United States
Subject:
Earhart, Amelia
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Biography
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B102
Series:
Childhood of famous Americans series
Series Volume:
no. 439
Publication Date:
February 2000
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 4 up to 6
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
7.62 x 5.12 in 6.51 oz
Age Level:
08-12

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Product details 272 pages Aladdin Paperbacks - English 9780689831881 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , In this Childhood of Famous Americans series book, young readers can explore the world of Earhart, the first female pilot to fly nonstop across the United States. B&W illustrations.
"Synopsis" by , In this volume of the Childhood of Famous Americans series, young readers can learn about the early influences that shaped Amelia Earhart's extraordinary life and the remarkable woman she became.
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