Amelia Lost by Candace Fleming
The Life and Disappearance of Amelia Earhart

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From the acclaimed author of The Great and Only Barnum—as well as The Lincolns, Our Eleanor, and Ben Franklin's Almanac—comes the thrilling story of America's most celebrated flyer, Amelia Earhart.

In alternating chapters, Fleming deftly moves readers back and forth between Amelia's life (from childhood up until her last flight) and the exhaustive search for her and her missing plane. With incredible photos, maps, and handwritten notes from Amelia herself—plus informative sidebars tackling everything from the history of flight to what Amelia liked to eat while flying (tomato soup)—this unique nonfiction title is tailor-made for middle graders.

Amelia Lost received four starred reviews and Best Book of the Year accolades from School Library Journal, Kirkus Reviews, Horn Book Magazine, the Washington Post, and the New York Times.
 

About Candace Fleming

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CANDACE FLEMING's most recent picture books include Clever Jack Takes the Cake and Imogene's Last Stand, and she is also the author of the nonfiction titles The Great and Only Barnum; The Lincolns, and Amelia Lost. ERIC ROHMANN is a painter, printmaker, and fine bookmaker. His books for children include Time Flies, recipient of a Caldecott Honor Award.
 
Published February 8, 2011 by Schwartz & Wade. 128 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Children's Books.

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The most intriguing part of Amelia Earhart’s life is often thought to be the way it ended.

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Publishers Weekly

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In a stirring account of an American icon, Fleming (The Great and Only Barnum) seeks to portray the Amelia behind the mythology—some of which, she explains, was perpetuated by Earhart herself.

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Her meticulously researched title Amelia Lost: The Life and Disappearance of Amelia Earhart (Schwartz & Wade), is a compelling read and has been met with a host of starred reviews.

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City Book Review

Beautifully written and graphically distinctive, Candace Fleming’s Amelia Lost: The Life and Disappearance of Amelia Earhart will appeal both to the middle school readers it’s written for, and to their teachers and parents.

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Quotes from teenagers who were listening to their radios at the time of Earhart’s disappearance ratchet up the suspense: 16-year-old Dana Randolph in Rock Springs, Wyoming, was sure that he heard Amelia Earhart’s voice on his shortwave radio on July 4, 1937.

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