Featured in the upcoming National Geographic documentary, Expedition Amelia! This is a critically acclaimed look at the life, disappearance, and search for the legendary aviatrix, Amelia Earhart.
On May 21, 1937, the most famous female pilot of all time, Amelia Earhart, set out to do the impossible: circumnavigate the globe at its widest point--27,000 miles in all. Just six weeks later, she disappeared over the Pacific Ocean. Eighty years have passed since that fateful flight; and still, Amelia's plane has never been found. Discover the thrilling life and tragic end of America's most famous trailblazing flier with this impeccably researched and masterfully crafted book from acclaimed author Candace Fleming.
A New York Times
Notable Book of the Year
Named a Best Book of the Year by:The Washington PostSchool Library Journal Kirkus Reviews
October 15, 2019
Lexile: 930L | Fountas/Pinnell: U
CANDACE FLEMING is the prolific author of The Family Romanov,
which received 6 starred reviews and was a Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Kirkus Reviews, School Library Journal,
and Publishers Weekly
Best Book of the Year.
She also wrote The Great and Only Barnum
, a YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction nominee and a Publishers Weekly
Best Book; The Lincolns: A Scrapbook Look at Abraham and Mary
, a Boston Globe-Horn Book
Award recipient; Our Eleanor
, an ALA Best Book for Young Adults; and Ben Franklin's Almanac
, a James Madison Honor Book. She is also the author of many highly acclaimed picture books.
Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews, January 1, 2011:
"Handwritten notes, photos, maps and inquisitive sidebars (What did Earhart eat during flight? Tomato juice and chocolate) complete this impeccably researched, appealing package. A stunning look at an equally stunning lady."
Starred Review, The Horn Book Magazine, March/April 2011:
"The book’s structure and scope, along with the story’s inherent drama, provide a taut, cinematic backdrop for the history of Earhart’s doomed flight."
Starred Review, School Library Journal, March 2011:
"Ho-hum history? Not in Fleming’s apt hands. What could be a dry recitation of facts and dates is instead a gripping and suspenseful thriller...This book is splendid. Hand it to everyone."
Starred Review, The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, March 2011:
"Fleming cleverly structures this biography to give the tale of tragedy a fresh and dreadful impact...As a result, this offers not only a provocative introduction to Earhart but also compelling glimpse of what it was like to watch her disappear from the world."