I want more about Amelia and Eleanor

January 7, 2010 at 9:18 pm

Amelia and Eleanor Go for a Ride by Pam Munoz Ryan, illustrated by Brian Selznick; published by Scholastic, New York; 1999.

White type on dark backgrounds of most pages in this mostly black-and-white book are reminiscent of the old silent movies.  The lavendar end pages hint that this story is about women and the only color that has been added to the graphite pencil drawings is a dusty rose.  The fictionalized account of a true story is a remarkable tale of friendship between two famous and strong women.

I think I would include it in a box about adventures for girls (it would be great to display now as a tie-in to Night at the Museum 2).


Entry filed under: Picture Book, Starred Review Book (Horn Book, Booklist. School Library Journal, Kirkus or PW). Tags: , , , , , .

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