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Amelia Lost

By Candace Fleming
  • ISBN Code: : 0307980219
  • Publisher : Schwartz & Wade
  • Pages : 128
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Reads : 374
  • Book Compatibility : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Pdf : amelia-lost.pdf

Book Excerpt :

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.

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  • Publisher : Chicago Review Press
  • Book Code : 0897336585
  • Total of Pages : 219
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 734
  • Pdf File: the-fun-of-it.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Autobiography of the famous flyer which describes her own ambitions to become a pilot and offers advice to others.

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  • Publisher : New Word City
  • Book Code : 1612309836
  • Total of Pages : 355
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  • Pdf File: letters-from-amelia.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Letters from Amelia began with the discovery of four neglected cardboard boxes in an attic in Berkeley, California. Inside were more than 100 revealing letters the legendary pilot wrote to her beloved mother. The first was a four-year-old's thank-you note. The last, three short lines, was written just prior to her final 1937 flight when she vanished into a Pacific mist of conjecture. Fitted together, they portray the evolution to adulthood of a warm, sensible, fun-loving tomboy who would become the first woman to fly the Atlantic solo. Amid these captivating letters, Jean L. Backus skillfully weaves accounts of Earhart and her family's joys and squabbles from an aristocratic mother who was the first woman to scale Pike's Peak to husband George Putnam who made her a media sensation, secured financing for her flights, and led her to reject any "medieval code of faithfulness." Written under all conditions - in school, on trains, at the White House - the engrossing messages show devotion, wisdom, and a hilarious talent for playing with the English language, as well as a rare ability to stand apart from her own legend. Letters from Amelia is an apt testimony to the totality of an extraordinary person.

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  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Book Code : 0307814203
  • Total of Pages : 160
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  • Pdf File: i-was-amelia-earhart.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In this brilliantly imagined novel, Amelia Earhart tells us what happened after she and her navigator, Fred Noonan, disappeared off the coast of New Guinea one glorious, windy day in 1937. And she tells us about herself. There is her love affair with flying ("The sky is flesh") . . . . There are her memories of the past: her childhood desire to become a heroine ("Heroines did what they wanted") . . . her marriage to G.P. Putnam, who promoted her to fame, but was willing to gamble her life so that the book she was writing about her round-the-world flight would sell out before Christmas. There is the flight itself -- day after magnificent or perilous or exhilarating or terrifying day ("Noonan once said any fool could have seen I was risking my life but not living it"). And there is, miraculously, an island ("We named it Heaven, as a kind of joke"). And, most important, there is Noonan . . .

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Amelia Earhart captured the hearts of the nation after becoming the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic in 1928. And her disappearance on an around-the-world flight in 1937 is an enduring mystery. Based on ten years of research, East to the Dawn provides a richly textured portrait of Earhart in all her complexity. It's the perfect complement to the October 2009 movie Amelia, starring Hilary Swank, Richard Gere, and Ewan McGregor.

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  • Total of Pages : 48
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Members : 575
  • Pdf File: the-chimaera.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The ancient Greeks believed monsters lurked on land, underwater, in the sky, and below Earth’s surface in the Underworld. Many tales tell of the Greek heroes who faced them. Plays, poems, paintings, and sculptures commemorating these tales have survived for centuries—and artists in all genres include them in their works. One of ancient mythology’s most horrible monsters was a fire-breathing lion with a snake for a tail and a goat’s head rising from the middle of her back. The Chimaera wreaked havoc in her native land by snatching up and eating livestock and people. It wasn’t until a young warrior named Bellerophon tamed another creature born from a monster—a huge flying horse—that this three-headed beast could be stopped. Read a version of the Chimaera myth, and learn a little about how this wild and unlikely story might have come to be.

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  • Book Code : 0307807835
  • Total of Pages : 80
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
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  • Pdf File: amelia-earhart.pdf

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  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Book Code : 1460396650
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 491
  • Pdf File: not-a-sound.pdf

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  • Publisher : University of Washington Press
  • Book Code : 0295997575
  • Total of Pages : 112
  • Category : Drama
  • Members : 822
  • Pdf File: amelia.pdf

Book Short Summary:

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  • Book Code : 1614784671
  • Total of Pages : 112
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
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  • Pdf File: disappearance-of-amelia-earhart.pdf

Book Short Summary:

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  • Pdf File: amelia-earhart.pdf

Book Short Summary:

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A front row seat to the breaking news, photos and hype surrounding history's most mysterious disappearances. Breaking History books offer a front row seat to history as it broke (like “breaking news”) and give the blow-by-blow of historical discovery—what we learned, when we learned it, who made the discovery, and how. Vanished! is an illustrated tour of history’s most confounding cases of disappearance from Amelia Earhart to Jimmy Hoffa; DB Cooper; Alcatraz escapists Frank Morris, John Anglin, and Clarence Algin; Jim Thompson; Judge Joseph Force Crater; and more. Starting with the first 30 days surrounding each incident, and then looking at efforts up to this very day to solve each case, this book covers in photos and text history’s most perplexing vanishings.

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  • Pdf File: molly-of-denali.pdf

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  • Pdf File: few-mistakes-ago.pdf

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Book Short Summary:

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Book Short Summary:

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  • Total of Pages : 368
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  • Total of Pages : 328
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From Robert E. and Mary Lee to Ulysses S. and Julia Grant, Intimate Strategies of the Civil War examines the marriages of twelve prominent military commanders, highlighting the impact wives had on their famous husbands' careers. Carol K. Bleser and Lesley J. Gordon assemble an impressive array of leading scholars to explore the marriages of six Confederate and six Union commanders. Contributors reveal that, for many of these men, the matrimonial bond was the most important relationship in their lives, one that shaped (and was shaped by) their military experience. In some cases, the commanders' spouses proved relentless and skillful promoters of their husbands' careers. Jessie Frémont drew on all of her connections as the daughter of former Senator Thomas Hart Benton to aid her modestly talented husband John. Others bolstered their military spouses in less direct ways. For example, Ulysses S. Grant's relationship with Julia (a Southerner and former slave owner herself) kept him anchored in stormy times. Here, too, are tense and tempestuous pairings, such William Tecumseh Sherman and his wife Ellen--his foster sister before becoming his wife--and Jefferson Davis's fascinatingly complex bond with Varina, further complicated by the hostile rumors about the two in Richmond society. Throughout, these historians paint remarkably intimate portraits of their subjects. Readers will see these famed men in a way that they perhaps never considered: not merely as famous leaders, but as lovers, husbands and fathers.

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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 3319666762
  • Total of Pages : 333
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 677
  • Pdf File: american-australian-cinema.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This edited collection assesses the complex historical and contemporary relationships between US and Australian cinema by tapping directly into discussions of national cinema, transnationalism and global Hollywood. While most equivalent studies aim to define national cinema as independent from or in competition with Hollywood, this collection explores a more porous set of relationships through the varied production, distribution and exhibition associations between Australia and the US. To explore this idea, the book investigates the influence that Australia has had on US cinema through the exportation of its stars, directors and other production personnel to Hollywood, while also charting the sustained influence of US cinema on Australia over the last hundred years. It takes two key points in time—the 1920s and 1930s and the last twenty years—to explore how particular patterns of localism, nationalism, colonialism, transnationalism and globalisation have shaped its course over the last century. The contributors re-examine the concept and definition of Australian cinema in regard to a range of local, international and global practices and trends that blur neat categorisations of national cinema. Although this concentration on US production, or influence, is particularly acute in relation to developments such as the opening of international film studios in Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide and the Gold Coast over the last thirty years, the book also examines a range of Hollywood financed and/or conceived films shot in Australia since the 1920s.

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By Liana Margiva
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  • Publisher : Liana Margiva
  • Book Code : 1667817426
  • Total of Pages : 255
  • Category : Poetry
  • Members : 918
  • Pdf File: love-letters-from-the-black-sea.pdf

Book Short Summary:

“From a very early age, Amelia was an avid reader. In books she found what she lacked in her life—love. Having gobbled up a tremendous number of books, Amelia started to write stories herself. She was only thirteen when one of her stories was published in a local newspaper. The payment she received for her publication was minuscule, but it was enough to pay for a fancy dress, which Amelia wore with great pride. ” Excerpt From: Liana Margiva. “Love Letters From The Black Sea”.

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By Mary S. Lovell
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  • Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
  • Book Code : 1466866489
  • Total of Pages : 448
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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  • Pdf File: the-sound-of-wings.pdf

Book Short Summary:

When Amelia Earhart mysteriously disappeared in 1937 during her attempted flight around the world, she was already known as America's most famous female aviator. Her sense of daring and determination, rare for women of her time, brought her insurmountable fame from the day she became the first woman to cross the Atlantic in an airplane. In this definitive biography, Mary S. Lovell delivers a brilliantly researched account on Earhart's life using the original documents, letters, the logbooks of Earhart and her contemporaries, and personal interviews with members of Amelia's family, friends and rival aviators. The Sound of Wings vividly captures the drama and mystery behind the most influential woman in "The Golden Age of Flight"—from her tomboy days at the turn of the century and her early fascinations with flying, to the unique relationship she shared with G.P. Putnam, the flamboyant publisher and public relations agent who became both her husband and her business manager. It is a revealing biography of an uncommonly brave woman, and the man who both aided and took advantage of her dreams.

Never Alone

By Priscilla Valenzuela
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Fulton Books, Inc.
  • Book Code : 1639850570
  • Total of Pages : 180
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 344
  • Pdf File: never-alone.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Have you ever gotten that feeling that you weren't alone when you should have been? Maybe you felt eyes upon you only to look up and find no one there. Priscilla and Tim are like any other struggling American couple who are trying to figure their lives out while coping with the loss of four of their closest friends in one night of brutality. Now they have no idea the perpetrator of this tragedy has been actively stalking them for nearly an entire year. The very same gray-eyed monster was watching and waiting to turn their lives upside down. Never Alone takes place in the small, tight-knit community of Havensworth--a northern California town near the Oregon border. Its usually sleepy small-town demeanor and the tranquility that comes with it all live in blissful ignorance of the demon that walks among them. All except for one Officer Clark Day, a lifetime resident and legacy of the police department, who begins to see past the rose-colored glasses of the small town's lies.

Popular Picks for Young Readers

By Diane Foote for ALSC
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : American Library Association
  • Book Code : 0838936059
  • Total of Pages : 216
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 658
  • Pdf File: popular-picks-for-young-readers.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Featuring contributions by active librarians from around the country, this guide offers a goldmine of quality books for children, spotlighting more than 500 titles published within the last four years. Ranging from books for newborns through readers to age 14, the selected books encompass a wide variety of formats and themes to reflect the diversity of contemporary society. Popular Picks for Young Readers is equally useful for readers' advisory and collection development, and includes High-quality, well-reviewed books that are popular with kids Only original titles, eliminating derivative works such as those based on a movie or licensed characters Picture books, graphic novels, poetry, informational books, fiction, and more Thorough annotations, with summary, author, and publication information Multiple indexes for easy searching by title, author, type of book, genre, award-winners, and subject matter With selections geared towards every child's interest and reading level, this guide will help librarians, teachers, caregivers and others connect young readers to books they're sure to love.

Goaltending

By Jami Davenport
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Cedrona Enterprises
  • Book Code : 0998338737
  • Total of Pages : 220
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 965
  • Pdf File: goaltending.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Brick, the Sockeyes’ young playboy goaltender, can’t block this shot straight to his heart.

A Dangerous Desire

By Una-Mary Parker
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Headline
  • Book Code : 1472224841
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 732
  • Pdf File: a-dangerous-desire.pdf

Book Short Summary:

As Lucy and Peter sped along the motorway towards Lucy's parents' home, eager to announce the news of their engagement, Lucy dreamed of their life together. Moments later they watched in terror as a vehicle hurtled towards them . . . Waking in hospital to discover that her beautiful face has been destroyed, Lucy calls off their engagement and sinks into an emotional decline. But Peter's mother has a solution: a friend in New York knows a brilliant plastic surgeon who is willing to restore Lucy's looks. Six months later, Lucy emerges as one of the most stunning women anyone has ever seen. But such breathtaking beauty comes at a price and, to Lucy's horror, she is about to discover that the price is almost too high to pay . . .

Winter's Breath

By Cesaltina da Cunha
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Austin Macauley Publishers
  • Book Code : 1528999177
  • Total of Pages : 90
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 402
  • Pdf File: winter-s-breath.pdf

Book Short Summary:

At a time when racial segregation was still rife, a young girl comes of age and journeys towards realising a childhood dream. When fate steps in, it brings about unimaginable consequences, which alter the course of her life and ultimately pave the way for the impossible.