Sky Pioneer: A Photobiography of Amelia Earhart

by Corinne Szabo and Linda Finch

Beautiful production distinguishes this photobiography of aviator Amelia Earhart.... read more

Beautiful production distinguishes this photobiography of aviator Amelia Earhart. The stunning jacket, the embossed airplane on the cover of the bound book, and sky-blue endpapers all are an inviting starting point for a journey through Earhart's life. A wonderful graphic design has placed one or more large black-and-white photos, tinted a cloudy shade of blue, on every two-page spread. The photos are sometimes accompanied by maps or quotes from Earhart, and always carefully captioned. The skillfully written text, like the photographs, documents Earhart's life from childhood to her final flight and disappearance and is especially suited to young readers with its engaging, appreciative tone. A chronology and sources are provided at the book's end, as well as an afterword that details theories about what happened to Earhart on her last flight and concludes that the real afterword to Earhart's story is not her disappearance but her legacy as a pioneering woman of the air. (Ages 7-11)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1997

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