Hardcover è Night Flight PDF Þ

Hardcover è Night Flight PDF Þ


Night Flight [PDF / Epub] ☆ Night Flight Author Robert Burleigh – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk “Hearts will be racing” — Publishers Weekly starred review “A work to inspire further learning” — Booklist starred review “Vivid” — The Horn Book A picture book biography of the firs “Hearts will be racing” — Publishers Weekly starred review “A work to inspire further learning” — Booklist starred review “Vivid” — The Horn Book A picture book biography of the first woman in flight—Amelia Earhart—by NCTE Orbis Pictus Award winner Robert BurleighAward winning author Robert Burleigh has captured Amelia Earhart's first solo flight across the Atlantic in She was only the second person to do this – and the first woman Rich in detail feeling and incident this is nonfiction with edge and action a you are there experience made dramatic and real by Wendell Minor's vivid paintings.

  • Hardcover
  • 32 pages
  • Night Flight
  • Robert Burleigh
  • Vietnamese
  • 15 July 2016
  • 9781416967330

About the Author: Robert Burleigh

Over the past years I have published poems reviews essays many filmstrips and videos and than children's picture books Born and raised in Chicago I graduated from DePauw University Greencastle Indiana and later received an MA in humanities from the University of Chicago I've published books for children since the early s My books including numerous unpublished ones.



10 thoughts on “Night Flight

  1. Abigail Abigail says:

    One May night in 1932 in Habour Grace Newfoundland a woman and her plane waited to take off Amelia Earhart the famous aviator was attempting the second trans Atlantic flight in history and the first to be piloted by a woman Over the next fourteen hours and fifty six minutes across two thousand and twenty six miles she flew through the night braving storms nose dives and a leaky exhaust pipe to finally land in the beauty of the morning in a field in Derry Northern IrelandThe second picture book I have read from authorillustrator team Robert Burleigh and Wendell Minor following upon their Trapped A Whale's Rescue this lovely work documents an extraordinary moment in aviation history The prose is simple but expressive capturing the beauty and terror of Amelia's night flight while the accompanying artwork done in gouache and watercolor is lovely The rear material gives a list of further sources and some uotations from Amelia Earhart Recommended to young aviation buffs and to anyone looking for picture books about Amelia Earhart

  2. Meg Meg says:

    Telling the story of the pilot Amelia Earhart when she crossed the Atlantic Ocean alone in 1932 Robert Burleigh creates a lyrical text that captivates the reader Complimenting the text are the detailed historically correct drawings of the plane and beautiful character paintings of the pilot One feels like he or she is actually in the cockpit flying with Earhart as she deals with the problems and triumphs of her flight Both the author Burleigh and illustrator Wendell Minor have done their homework as indicated by the Afterword The end paper drawings of the aircraft itself are fascinating The astronauts Eileen Collins and Buzz Aldrin make positive comments about the book at the end

  3. Krista the Krazy Kataloguer Krista the Krazy Kataloguer says:

    I've always been fascinated by Amelia Earhart perhaps because I always wanted to learn how to fly an airplane This book vividly described Amelia Earhart's first solo flight across the Atlantic in May 1932 I felt like I was there She was so lucky not to have crashed into the ocean with her instruments conking out on her An afterword by the author at the end of the book provides further details about Amelia Earhart's life I also especially enjoyed the selection of uotes by Amelia at the end of the book Nice job Recommended to budding aviators and aviatrixes

  4. Kim Crawshaw Kim Crawshaw says:

    Powerful direct language with bold beautiful artwork to support it

  5. Mikaela Robbins Mikaela Robbins says:

    In 1932 Amelia Earhart became the first women to cross the Atlantic Ocean This book follows her journey as a pilot that night landing in Ireland to complete the trip I really liked this book because it is a tale of encouragement I have always looked up to Amelia Earhart and this book gives insight into what it could have been like on that night The illustrations were really beautiful too I think that this book could be used for middle elementary around 3 or 4th grade

  6. Samantha Graffeo Samantha Graffeo says:

    Title Night Flight Amelia Earhart Crosses the AtlanticAuthor Robert BurleighIllustrator Wendall MinorGenre Biography Grades 3rd 5thThemes Flight PlanesOpening LineSentence The plane swoops like a swallow over dark patches of puddles and patches of tundra Brief Book Summary This book is all about the 1932 flight of Amelia Earhart across the Atlantic Ocean The illustrations are gorgeous and really depict the fears wonders and breath taking moments Earhart went through on this solo journey Professional Review #1 Burleigh Robert Night Flight Amelia Earhart Crosses the Atlantic 40 pp SimonWiseman 2011 ISBN 978 1 4169 6733 0 2 3 6Illustrated by Wendell Minor Burleigh's vivid free verse account of Earhart's 1932 flight from Newfoundland to Northern Ireland the first ever solo transatlantic flight by a woman settles into the cockpit and describes what the legendary pilot might have seen and felt during that long tense exhilarating trip Minor's paintings heighten the immediacy depicting Earhart's blazing red Vega in both long shots and close ups Websites Bib Professional Review #2 From School Library JournalGr 2 5 On a May evening in 1932 Amelia Earhart climbed into her single engine red Lockheed Vega and flew across the ocean departing from Newfoundland and landing on a farm in Northern Ireland Burleigh's suspenseful text and Minor's shifting perspectives work in tandem to pull readers into the drama as they experience the anxiety and exhilaration that accompanied this historic flight Earhart's skill stamina and courage are put to the test when a thunderstorm erupts her altimeter breaks and icy wings cause the plane to plummet She faces the Hour of white knucklesHour of maybe and maybe not The third person narrative is arranged in two line stanzas of free verse; the language is fresh and evocative morphing to match the mood by turns terse lyrical relentless Minor's gouache and watercolor scenes pull back from intense close ups and cockpit perspectives to sweeping panoramic vistas his fluid brushwork a perfect match for a tale of sea and sky This book will encourage children to consider the inner resources reuired to undertake such a feat when pilots had only themselves to rely on in this case traversing 2000 miles without the security of land Back matter includes a technical note bibliography and inspirational uotes from Earhart's writings Endpapers depict a map of the flight and a rendering of the plane Pair this with Nikki Grimes's Talkin' About Bessie Scholastic 2002 to present another female aviator who experienced the pleasures and perils of being a pioneer Wendy Lukehart Washington DC Public Library c Copyright 2010 Library Journals LLC a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source Inc No redistribution permittedResponse to Two Professional Reviews I agree with these reviews that the illustrations in this book are amazing They are really breath taking and make you feel as if you are there in the cockpit with Amelia on this trip This is a great way to talk about one of History's many important womenEvaluation of Literary ElementsIt is nice to have these pictures in the book break up some of the text While the language used is simple there are many metaphors smilies and personification examples used throughout the book which could be confusing to young readers I think this book is ideal for the fourth grade level Consideration of Instructional Application I would use this book as a way to introduce Amelia Earhart I would then have the children conduct a research project and create a presentation on her to show to the class I would also use this book to show how to use similes metaphors and other literary devices I would first introduce those concepts then when reading this book I would have the children write down three examples of a simile from the text and analyze them

  7. Savannah Harpster Savannah Harpster says:

    This story begins in Newfoundland on May 20 1932 with Amelia beginning her run down the runway in her airplane Vega But not before giving herself a pep talk “It is here the hour the very minute Go” Here Burleigh tries to create her thoughts and feelings once which is a brilliant perspective Amelia has been up in the sky for hours gazing upon her beloved clouds always looking on wards towards the wide horizon Now she is brought back from her distant memories of first time things by dark clouds scribbling warnings in the night sky She tries to out climb the storm but ice forms on the wings Vega begins to dip and spin falling to its watery death Then just at the last moment she lurches the plane forward pulling it up at the very last second Now through the storm Amelia just has to get through the last hours of darkness Finally Amelia see’s the coastline and begins her descent down to the ground She is able to find one place to land and has succeeds in her two thousand and twenty six mile flight to Northern Ireland In all it took her fourteen hours and fifty six minutes to complete her journeyJust imagine sitting next to the most famous woman pilot of the world would you be her co pilot or would you be shocked that she was just a woman? Amelia Earhart was no ordinary woman She was actually an extraordinary woman in fact to have been the second person to fly across the Atlantic Ocean Amelia was a woman that beat the odds and did the impossible And that is why she is remembered This book is called Night Flight Amelia Earhart Crosses the Atlantic because this was a biography of Amelia Earhart’s journey across the Atlantic Ocean that captured her hour by hour flight as the first woman to ever complete The narrator of the story tells this story in third person creating a descriptive read aloud adventure The award winning author Robert Burleigh captures Amelia Earhart’s first solo flight across the Atlantic through vibrant and rich detailed watercolors done by illustrator Wendell Minor who also illustrated Morning Noon and Night as well as If You Were a Penguin Overall this is a great nonfiction book filled with edgy action packed pages that bring you into the cockpit with Amelia Earhart with the help of Minor’s watercolor illustrations Without such beautiful illustrations you would not be able to truly capture the feelings that the author was trying to convey or be able to have an understanding of what Amelia was going through I deeply enjoyed the illustrations and her journey for all women kind So if you are looking for a good nonfiction book then this is a great pick Hardcover 40 pagesPublished February 22nd 2011 by Simon SchusterPaula Wiseman Books ISBN1416967338 ISBN13 9781416967330edition languageVietnamese

  8. Margo Tanenbaum Margo Tanenbaum says:

    There are no shortage of books for young people about aviator Amelia Earhart everything from picture books to longer biographies So do we really need another book about Amelia? I'd answer with a resounding yes; this new release by Robert Burleigh which came out just in time for Women's History Month is a terrific addition to what is already in print On his website Burleigh comments that no matter what his topic he has written over 30 books he likes the book to convey the feeling of immediacy of being there whether there is flying an airplane hitting a baseball or painting a picture In his newest book just released in February he has indeed succeeded admirably in making us feel that we're right there with Amelia on her dangerous 1936 solo flight across the expanse of the Atlantic oceanThis handsome picture book opens with Amelia about to take off on May 20 from Newfoundland The text is evocative and poetic almost in free verse The plane swoops like a swallowover dark puddles and patches of tundraAmelia Earhart lives for this moment to follow the wide horizon that never ends We see Amelia's red Vega plane already far in the distance as small figures on the ground wave goodbye The writing is full of suspense as danger strikes a raging storm The friendly night becomes a graph of fear a jagged line between where I am and not uite sure Will Amelia be able to pilot her plane across the vast ocean to safety?This time Amelia will land safely in the Irish countryside startling some cows in the pasture as a farmer comes running to greet her But the happy ending is particularly poignant since we know as we read this story that another flight her attempt to fly around the world just five years later won't end as happily for Amelia The book includes an afterword with brief biographical information a bibliography list of famous uotes by Amelia and recommended internet resources Award winning artist Wendell Minor has contributed stunning gouache and watercolor paintings for this new book The endpapers colored in an old fashioned sepia show details about her Lockheed Vega 5B which she dubbed the little red bus and also a map depicting her flight across the Atlantic I was particularly struck by the artist's dramatic use of light; as Amelia flies over the ocean in the darkness many of the two page spreads are illuminated by lightning over the ocean

  9. Elizabeth Elizabeth says:

    This book in my opinion did an absolutely amazing job telling about Amelia Earhart who is sill on of the most well known female pilots and how she was brave enough to do something not many people had the courage to do This book is good for children in 2nd grade 5th grade The writing style Robert Burleigh uses really helps readers feel like they are there in the moment rather than reading a book The story comes from a third person perspective and is written in two line stanzas Robert Burleigh’s writing style keeps readers of any age engaged and in anticipation of what will come next all while using very well chosen word choice and appropriate and very descriptive language The illustrations are so cute and well done and really bring the story to life and help readers see exactly what the author wants them to This book would have a large purpose in my classroom because I have always thought Amelia Earhart is a woman that many young girls should look up to I know I looked up to her and saw her as a role model somewhat after reading books about her when I was little and I would personally encourage my students to do the same Much like the purpose I had for the biography on Jane Goodall I would use this book during a genre study or would use it during Women's History Month which I think is important to study and go over with children of any age or to show students how important believing in yourself and following your dreams is For the genre study or just a study over Amelia Earhart I would have students think about and share why they think Amelia Earhart is a good role model why she did the things she did fly across the Atlantic and whywhy not it is important to her life andor the story etc I think reading this while focusing on the fact that she is a woman and the first woman to ever do this is a very important detail to point out to children which is why I would definitely use this book as a read aloud during Women's History Month

  10. Betsie Johnson Betsie Johnson says:

    BIOGRAPHICAL PICTURE BOOKThis book was very well done The illustrations and are stunning and the writing is beautiful I would definitely read this book to my class if we were studying American History or influential women in America The first spread in the book shows Amelia's map of when she traveled across the Atlantic from Newfoundland to Ireland It shows her flight distance and flight time and the exact location of her departure and arrival The very last spread in the book shows the specs of her plane fondly called the Little Red Bus The author wrote an afterword on Amelia Earhart and her life achievements The illustrator Wendell Minor painted beautiful pictures to represent each portion of Amelia's flight The pictures take up the entire page and use bright colors to show the landscape of the places she flies over When Amelia is flying through the middle of the night the sky is navy gray and black but her bright red plane is always the main focus Robert Burleigh the illustrator must have a special connection to aviation and Amelia Earhart because he describes her journey so elouently There are many similes metaphors and alliterations throughout the book which makes for a great read aloud While the story is suspenseful and uite interesting it is also informational As I previously mentioned I think this is a perfect book to use in an American History unit and I plan to use it myself at some point

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10 thoughts on “Night Flight

  1. Abigail Abigail says:

    One May night in 1932 in Habour Grace Newfoundland a woman and her plane waited to take off Amelia Earhart the famous aviator was attempting the second trans Atlantic flight in history and the first to be piloted by a woman Over the next fourteen hours and fifty six minutes across two thousand and twenty six miles she flew through the night braving storms nose dives and a leaky exhaust pipe to finally land in the beauty of the morning in a field in Derry Northern IrelandThe second picture book I have read from authorillustrator team Robert Burleigh and Wendell Minor following upon their Trapped A Whale's Rescue this lovely work documents an extraordinary moment in aviation history The prose is simple but expressive capturing the beauty and terror of Amelia's night flight while the accompanying artwork done in gouache and watercolor is lovely The rear material gives a list of further sources and some uotations from Amelia Earhart Recommended to young aviation buffs and to anyone looking for picture books about Amelia Earhart

  2. Meg Meg says:

    Telling the story of the pilot Amelia Earhart when she crossed the Atlantic Ocean alone in 1932 Robert Burleigh creates a lyrical text that captivates the reader Complimenting the text are the detailed historically correct drawings of the plane and beautiful character paintings of the pilot One feels like he or she is actually in the cockpit flying with Earhart as she deals with the problems and triumphs of her flight Both the author Burleigh and illustrator Wendell Minor have done their homework as indicated by the Afterword The end paper drawings of the aircraft itself are fascinating The astronauts Eileen Collins and Buzz Aldrin make positive comments about the book at the end

  3. Krista the Krazy Kataloguer Krista the Krazy Kataloguer says:

    I've always been fascinated by Amelia Earhart perhaps because I always wanted to learn how to fly an airplane This book vividly described Amelia Earhart's first solo flight across the Atlantic in May 1932 I felt like I was there She was so lucky not to have crashed into the ocean with her instruments conking out on her An afterword by the author at the end of the book provides further details about Amelia Earhart's life I also especially enjoyed the selection of uotes by Amelia at the end of the book Nice job Recommended to budding aviators and aviatrixes

  4. Kim Crawshaw Kim Crawshaw says:

    Powerful direct language with bold beautiful artwork to support it

  5. Mikaela Robbins Mikaela Robbins says:

    In 1932 Amelia Earhart became the first women to cross the Atlantic Ocean This book follows her journey as a pilot that night landing in Ireland to complete the trip I really liked this book because it is a tale of encouragement I have always looked up to Amelia Earhart and this book gives insight into what it could have been like on that night The illustrations were really beautiful too I think that this book could be used for middle elementary around 3 or 4th grade

  6. Samantha Graffeo Samantha Graffeo says:

    Title Night Flight Amelia Earhart Crosses the AtlanticAuthor Robert BurleighIllustrator Wendall MinorGenre Biography Grades 3rd 5thThemes Flight PlanesOpening LineSentence The plane swoops like a swallow over dark patches of puddles and patches of tundra Brief Book Summary This book is all about the 1932 flight of Amelia Earhart across the Atlantic Ocean The illustrations are gorgeous and really depict the fears wonders and breath taking moments Earhart went through on this solo journey Professional Review #1 Burleigh Robert Night Flight Amelia Earhart Crosses the Atlantic 40 pp SimonWiseman 2011 ISBN 978 1 4169 6733 0 2 3 6Illustrated by Wendell Minor Burleigh's vivid free verse account of Earhart's 1932 flight from Newfoundland to Northern Ireland the first ever solo transatlantic flight by a woman settles into the cockpit and describes what the legendary pilot might have seen and felt during that long tense exhilarating trip Minor's paintings heighten the immediacy depicting Earhart's blazing red Vega in both long shots and close ups Websites Bib Professional Review #2 From School Library JournalGr 2 5 On a May evening in 1932 Amelia Earhart climbed into her single engine red Lockheed Vega and flew across the ocean departing from Newfoundland and landing on a farm in Northern Ireland Burleigh's suspenseful text and Minor's shifting perspectives work in tandem to pull readers into the drama as they experience the anxiety and exhilaration that accompanied this historic flight Earhart's skill stamina and courage are put to the test when a thunderstorm erupts her altimeter breaks and icy wings cause the plane to plummet She faces the Hour of white knucklesHour of maybe and maybe not The third person narrative is arranged in two line stanzas of free verse; the language is fresh and evocative morphing to match the mood by turns terse lyrical relentless Minor's gouache and watercolor scenes pull back from intense close ups and cockpit perspectives to sweeping panoramic vistas his fluid brushwork a perfect match for a tale of sea and sky This book will encourage children to consider the inner resources reuired to undertake such a feat when pilots had only themselves to rely on in this case traversing 2000 miles without the security of land Back matter includes a technical note bibliography and inspirational uotes from Earhart's writings Endpapers depict a map of the flight and a rendering of the plane Pair this with Nikki Grimes's Talkin' About Bessie Scholastic 2002 to present another female aviator who experienced the pleasures and perils of being a pioneer Wendy Lukehart Washington DC Public Library c Copyright 2010 Library Journals LLC a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source Inc No redistribution permittedResponse to Two Professional Reviews I agree with these reviews that the illustrations in this book are amazing They are really breath taking and make you feel as if you are there in the cockpit with Amelia on this trip This is a great way to talk about one of History's many important womenEvaluation of Literary ElementsIt is nice to have these pictures in the book break up some of the text While the language used is simple there are many metaphors smilies and personification examples used throughout the book which could be confusing to young readers I think this book is ideal for the fourth grade level Consideration of Instructional Application I would use this book as a way to introduce Amelia Earhart I would then have the children conduct a research project and create a presentation on her to show to the class I would also use this book to show how to use similes metaphors and other literary devices I would first introduce those concepts then when reading this book I would have the children write down three examples of a simile from the text and analyze them

  7. Savannah Harpster Savannah Harpster says:

    This story begins in Newfoundland on May 20 1932 with Amelia beginning her run down the runway in her airplane Vega But not before giving herself a pep talk “It is here the hour the very minute Go” Here Burleigh tries to create her thoughts and feelings once which is a brilliant perspective Amelia has been up in the sky for hours gazing upon her beloved clouds always looking on wards towards the wide horizon Now she is brought back from her distant memories of first time things by dark clouds scribbling warnings in the night sky She tries to out climb the storm but ice forms on the wings Vega begins to dip and spin falling to its watery death Then just at the last moment she lurches the plane forward pulling it up at the very last second Now through the storm Amelia just has to get through the last hours of darkness Finally Amelia see’s the coastline and begins her descent down to the ground She is able to find one place to land and has succeeds in her two thousand and twenty six mile flight to Northern Ireland In all it took her fourteen hours and fifty six minutes to complete her journeyJust imagine sitting next to the most famous woman pilot of the world would you be her co pilot or would you be shocked that she was just a woman? Amelia Earhart was no ordinary woman She was actually an extraordinary woman in fact to have been the second person to fly across the Atlantic Ocean Amelia was a woman that beat the odds and did the impossible And that is why she is remembered This book is called Night Flight Amelia Earhart Crosses the Atlantic because this was a biography of Amelia Earhart’s journey across the Atlantic Ocean that captured her hour by hour flight as the first woman to ever complete The narrator of the story tells this story in third person creating a descriptive read aloud adventure The award winning author Robert Burleigh captures Amelia Earhart’s first solo flight across the Atlantic through vibrant and rich detailed watercolors done by illustrator Wendell Minor who also illustrated Morning Noon and Night as well as If You Were a Penguin Overall this is a great nonfiction book filled with edgy action packed pages that bring you into the cockpit with Amelia Earhart with the help of Minor’s watercolor illustrations Without such beautiful illustrations you would not be able to truly capture the feelings that the author was trying to convey or be able to have an understanding of what Amelia was going through I deeply enjoyed the illustrations and her journey for all women kind So if you are looking for a good nonfiction book then this is a great pick Hardcover 40 pagesPublished February 22nd 2011 by Simon SchusterPaula Wiseman Books ISBN1416967338 ISBN13 9781416967330edition languageVietnamese

  8. Margo Tanenbaum Margo Tanenbaum says:

    There are no shortage of books for young people about aviator Amelia Earhart everything from picture books to longer biographies So do we really need another book about Amelia? I'd answer with a resounding yes; this new release by Robert Burleigh which came out just in time for Women's History Month is a terrific addition to what is already in print On his website Burleigh comments that no matter what his topic he has written over 30 books he likes the book to convey the feeling of immediacy of being there whether there is flying an airplane hitting a baseball or painting a picture In his newest book just released in February he has indeed succeeded admirably in making us feel that we're right there with Amelia on her dangerous 1936 solo flight across the expanse of the Atlantic oceanThis handsome picture book opens with Amelia about to take off on May 20 from Newfoundland The text is evocative and poetic almost in free verse The plane swoops like a swallowover dark puddles and patches of tundraAmelia Earhart lives for this moment to follow the wide horizon that never ends We see Amelia's red Vega plane already far in the distance as small figures on the ground wave goodbye The writing is full of suspense as danger strikes a raging storm The friendly night becomes a graph of fear a jagged line between where I am and not uite sure Will Amelia be able to pilot her plane across the vast ocean to safety?This time Amelia will land safely in the Irish countryside startling some cows in the pasture as a farmer comes running to greet her But the happy ending is particularly poignant since we know as we read this story that another flight her attempt to fly around the world just five years later won't end as happily for Amelia The book includes an afterword with brief biographical information a bibliography list of famous uotes by Amelia and recommended internet resources Award winning artist Wendell Minor has contributed stunning gouache and watercolor paintings for this new book The endpapers colored in an old fashioned sepia show details about her Lockheed Vega 5B which she dubbed the little red bus and also a map depicting her flight across the Atlantic I was particularly struck by the artist's dramatic use of light; as Amelia flies over the ocean in the darkness many of the two page spreads are illuminated by lightning over the ocean

  9. Elizabeth Elizabeth says:

    This book in my opinion did an absolutely amazing job telling about Amelia Earhart who is sill on of the most well known female pilots and how she was brave enough to do something not many people had the courage to do This book is good for children in 2nd grade 5th grade The writing style Robert Burleigh uses really helps readers feel like they are there in the moment rather than reading a book The story comes from a third person perspective and is written in two line stanzas Robert Burleigh’s writing style keeps readers of any age engaged and in anticipation of what will come next all while using very well chosen word choice and appropriate and very descriptive language The illustrations are so cute and well done and really bring the story to life and help readers see exactly what the author wants them to This book would have a large purpose in my classroom because I have always thought Amelia Earhart is a woman that many young girls should look up to I know I looked up to her and saw her as a role model somewhat after reading books about her when I was little and I would personally encourage my students to do the same Much like the purpose I had for the biography on Jane Goodall I would use this book during a genre study or would use it during Women's History Month which I think is important to study and go over with children of any age or to show students how important believing in yourself and following your dreams is For the genre study or just a study over Amelia Earhart I would have students think about and share why they think Amelia Earhart is a good role model why she did the things she did fly across the Atlantic and whywhy not it is important to her life andor the story etc I think reading this while focusing on the fact that she is a woman and the first woman to ever do this is a very important detail to point out to children which is why I would definitely use this book as a read aloud during Women's History Month

  10. Betsie Johnson Betsie Johnson says:

    BIOGRAPHICAL PICTURE BOOKThis book was very well done The illustrations and are stunning and the writing is beautiful I would definitely read this book to my class if we were studying American History or influential women in America The first spread in the book shows Amelia's map of when she traveled across the Atlantic from Newfoundland to Ireland It shows her flight distance and flight time and the exact location of her departure and arrival The very last spread in the book shows the specs of her plane fondly called the Little Red Bus The author wrote an afterword on Amelia Earhart and her life achievements The illustrator Wendell Minor painted beautiful pictures to represent each portion of Amelia's flight The pictures take up the entire page and use bright colors to show the landscape of the places she flies over When Amelia is flying through the middle of the night the sky is navy gray and black but her bright red plane is always the main focus Robert Burleigh the illustrator must have a special connection to aviation and Amelia Earhart because he describes her journey so elouently There are many similes metaphors and alliterations throughout the book which makes for a great read aloud While the story is suspenseful and uite interesting it is also informational As I previously mentioned I think this is a perfect book to use in an American History unit and I plan to use it myself at some point

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