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Title:
Amelia Earhart
ISBN:
9781847808882
Publication Information:
New York : Frances Lincoln Children's Books, 2016.
Physical Description:
32 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.
General Note:
Translation of: Pequeña & grande Amelia Earhart.
Summary:
Follows Amelia Earhart, whose strong will and self-belief helped her overcome prejudice and technical problems to become the first female pilot to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. This inspiring and informative little biography comes with extra facts about Amelia's life.
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Translated from the Spanish.
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In this international bestseller from the critically acclaimed Little People, BIG DREAMS series, discover the life of Amelia Earhart, the American aviation pioneer.

When Amelia was young, she liked to imagine she could stretch her wings and fly away like a bird. As a grown woman, she set a new female world record for flying up to 14,000 feet. She also flew across the Atlantic and the Pacific oceans, and eventually undertook the most dangerous mission of all: to fly all the way around the world. This moving book features stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back , including a biographical timeline with historical photos and a detailed profile of the aviator's life.

Little People, BIG DREAMS is a best-selling series of books and educational games that explore the lives of outstanding people , from designers and artists to scientists and activists. All of them achieved incredible things, yet each began life as a child with a dream.

This empowering series offers inspiring messages to children of all ages, in a range of formats . The board books are told in simple sentences, perfect for reading aloud to babies and toddlers. The hardcover versions present expanded stories for beginning readers. Boxed gift sets allow you to collect a selection of the books by theme. Paper dolls, learning cards, matching games, and other fun learning tools provide even more ways to make the lives of these role models accessible to children.

Inspire the next generation of outstanding people who will change the world with Little People, BIG DREAMS!


Author Notes

Mª Isabel Sánchez Vergara , born in Barcelona, Spain, is a writer and creative director in constant search of new concepts for children's books. Working for more than fifteen years for clients in top advertising agencies, her books combine creativity with learning, aiming to establish a new and fresh relationship between children and pop culture.

Mariadiamantes is a studio in Barcelona run by Clara Mercader, specializing in managing corporate identity, art, and illustration. She has a fresh and colorful approach to her projects, in which she always combines illustrations with design. Her clients include Volkswagen, Nescafe, and Amazon.


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 1-3-Very simple biographies introduce famous women to young readers. Each selection highlights the accomplishments of its subject but does not go into detail. The lack of specificity, however, makes difficult topics more manageable for a child audience. In Maya Angelou, for example, the text says that Maya's mother's boyfriend "attacked her" and as a result Maya did not speak for five years. A significant event in Angelou's life is included but in an age-appropriate way. The illustration style for each book is different and seems chosen to suit the subject. In Maya Angelou, cartoon-style images appear strong and solid, reflecting Angelou's determination to overcome obstacles in her life. Amelia Earhart employs an airier, less representational art style that matches Earhart's sense of adventure and mystery. Observant readers will find small jokes, such as in a suburban scene in Earhart where most houses have a car parked alongside but one house has a rocket ship. Back matter includes photographs and a few more details about the topic person. The books are factual, without invented dialogue, but no sources are listed. Briticisms appear in Earhart, with terms such as learnt rather than learned. VERDICT These books serve as attractive overviews of the people profiled, but children will need further resources to get a full perspective of the subjects' lives.-Lucinda Snyder Whitehurst, St. Christopher's School, Richmond, VA © Copyright 2016. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Booklist Review

First published in Spain, the Little People, Big Dreams series spotlights notable women. Each short, simply written biography begins in girlhood, conveys the adult's significant achievements, and ends with a bit of inspiration. The striking artwork illustrating each text has a strong graphic look, stylized in Amelia Earhart and folk-art inspired in Maya Angelou. Amelia Earhart tells of young Amelia's fascination with flight. After learning to fly, she became famous as the first woman airplane passenger to cross the Atlantic. Later, she piloted a transatlantic flight on her own. The story concludes with a vaguely worded account of the round-the-world flight, from which she never returned, and an awkwardly phrased platitude likely a poor translation of the original. Each book concludes with a few photos, a brief time line, and a biographical summary for older readers. Although both books are attractive, the relative scarcity of books on Angelou makes this a particularly good choice.--Phelan, Carolyn Copyright 2016 Booklist