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The Resource A picture book of Amelia Earhart, by David A. Adler ; illustrated by Jeff Fisher

A picture book of Amelia Earhart, by David A. Adler ; illustrated by Jeff Fisher

Label
A picture book of Amelia Earhart
Title
A picture book of Amelia Earhart
Statement of responsibility
by David A. Adler ; illustrated by Jeff Fisher
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Discusses the life of the pilot who was the first woman to cross the Atlantic by herself in a plane
Member of
Review
Adler (A Picture Book of Jackie Robinson, 1994, etc.) draws even young onlookers into the life of Earhart, whose Kansas childhood included firing a .22 rifle at barn rats and fashioning a roller coaster from fence rails and roller skates. Her social work, medical research, and study of engine repair are outlined, along with her growing passion for airplanes and flying, which resulted in several initial crash landings. Historic flights and accomplishments characterize Earhart's adulthood, told in a factual, yet anecdotal style sure to interest early readers. Earhart's disappearance, the source of much speculation, is skillfully handled. A brief author's note cites theories about that disappearance as well as the lack of evidence to support them. Fisher's illustrations, though clumsy in depicting perspective (e.g., a plane in flight on the cover is curiously close to Earhart's head), are pleasing in that they do not idealize the subject. This is a cogent tribute to an aviation pioneer. (Kirkus Reviews, February 1, 1998)
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
183013
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Adler, David A
Index
no index present
Intended audience
AD880L
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
LG
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 1
  • 2
Reading level
5
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1952-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Fisher, Jeff
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Picture book biography
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Earhart, Amelia
  • Earhart, Amelia
  • Air pilots
  • Air pilots
  • Women
Target audience
primary
Label
A picture book of Amelia Earhart, by David A. Adler ; illustrated by Jeff Fisher
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
318412
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume
Isbn
9780823413157
Isbn Type
(reinforced)
Lccn
96054854 /AC
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780823413157
  • (Sirsi) ABQ-0513
Label
A picture book of Amelia Earhart, by David A. Adler ; illustrated by Jeff Fisher
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
318412
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume
Isbn
9780823413157
Isbn Type
(reinforced)
Lccn
96054854 /AC
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780823413157
  • (Sirsi) ABQ-0513

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