Amelia Earhart is flying high

January 9, 2010 at 12:08 am

Amelia Earhart: The Legend of the Lost Aviator by Shelley Tanaka, illustrated by David Craig; illustrated by A Madison Press Book, Abrams Books for Young Readers, New York; 2008.

The text on the title page is very art-deco which sets the timeframe in the reader’s mind.  The background image appears to be a close up of Earhart from a painting on canvas.  Following the setting of the era is a book filled with illustrations, photos, sidebars and easy to read text about the first aviatrix.  The images are engaging.  The sidebars are filled with nuggets of information.  I think the best part of the book is the accessible text that makes Earhart a real person, a real woman, a real heroine.

I’m not sure why I’ve selected so many books about Earhart for these two reading record assignments; perhaps the second Night at the Museum movie, featuring the feisty Amelia, has piqued my interest.  I would definitely pair this book with the movie, when it is released on DVD, as well as with other books about Earhart.  I know I would include it in a display, kit or box, and pathfinder about female role models.

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Entry filed under: Biography, NCTE Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Non-fiction, Non-fiction or Informational. Tags: , , , , , , .

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