Amelia Lost: The Life and Disappearance of Amelia Earhart

Amelia Lost The Life and Disappearance of Amelia Earhart 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

  • Title: Amelia Lost: The Life and Disappearance of Amelia Earhart
  • Author: Candace Fleming Jessica Hische
  • ISBN: 9780375841989
  • Page: 415
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 miFrom 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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      I have always been a storyteller Even before I could write my name, I could tell a good tale And I told them all the time As a preschooler, I told my neighbors all about my three legged cat named Spot In kindergarten, I told my classmates about the ghost that lived in my attic And in first grade I told my teacher, Miss Harbart, all about my family s trip to Paris, France.I told such a good story that people always thought I was telling the truth But I wasn t I didn t have a three legged cat or a ghost in my attic, and I d certainly never been to Paris, France I simply enjoyed telling a good story and seeing my listener s reaction.Sure, some people might have said I was a seven year old fibber But not my parents Instead of calling my stories fibs they called them imaginative They encouraged me to put my stories down on paper I did And amazingly, once I began writing, I couldn t stop I filled notebook after notebook with stories, poems, plays I still have many of those notebooks They re precious to me because they are a record of my writing life from elementary school on.In second grade, I discovered a passion for language I can still remember the day my teacher, Miss Johnson, held up a horn shaped basket filled with papier mache pumpkins and asked the class to repeat the word cornucopia I said it again and again, tasted the word on my lips I tested it on my ears That afternoon, I skipped all the way home from school chanting, Cornucopia Cornucopia From then on, I really began listening to words to the sounds they made, and the way they were used, and how they made me feel I longed to put them together in ways that were beautiful, and yet told a story.As I grew, I continued to write stories But I never really thought of becoming an author Instead, I went to college where I discovered yet another passion history I didn t realize it then, but studying history is really just an extension of my love of stories After all, some of the best stories are true ones tales of heroism and villainy made incredible by the fact they really happened.After graduation, I got married and had children I read to them a lot, and that s when I discovered the joy and music of children s books I simply couldn t get enough of them With my two sons in tow, I made endless trips to the library I read stacks of books I found myself begging, Just one , pleeeeease while my boys begged for lights out and sleep Then it struck me Why not write children s books It seemed the perfect way to combine all the things I loved stories, musical language, history, and reading I couldn t wait to get started.But writing children s books is harder than it looks For three years I wrote story after story I sent them to publisher after publisher And I received rejection letter after rejection letter Still, I didn t give up I kept trying until finally one of my stories was pulled from the slush pile and turned into a book My career as a children s author had begun.

    593 thoughts on “Amelia Lost: The Life and Disappearance of Amelia Earhart”

    1. In 2009 I heard Candace Fleming say--I think she was in the middle of writing this book--that the more she learned about Amelia Earhart, the less she admired her. I think that comes across in the book, though I don't know whether I would have noticed it or thought about it if I hadn't remembered her saying that. Earhart is a moderately interesting person, but not always for the reasons one might want. I thought it was especially clear that Fleming wasn't thrilled by Earhart carrying on with a ma [...]

    2. I LOVED this book with all my heart! Hands down, one of the best books published for kids in 2011. This biography of Amelia Earhart intersperses the details of her life with the details of her disappearance. The writing is excellent. From the very first page I was hooked and emotionally engrossed. I became worried about Amelia's lack of communication during her last flight and I tore through this book searching for answers. There are many pictures and copies of artifacts (letters etc) and the ch [...]

    3. I love learning something I didn't know, and in this bio I found out that Amelia was the Lady Gaga of her time in terms of self-promotion. I had no idea how carefully she crafted her image, down to curling her straight hair, which she let the public believe was naturally tousled and windblown. I was left with two questions at the end, tho, which were did she ever meet Charles Lindbergh and how DOES one go to the bathroom on those long plane rides? Also at Reading Rants: readingrants/2011/01/0

    4. Amelia Lost by Candace Fleming tackles a topic that has always interested me: what happened to Amelia Earhart? As the subtitle - The Life and Disappearance of Amelia Earhart - foretells, Fleming brilliantly moves back and forth between Amelia's life and the involved search for her and her missing plane. Fleming starts with a preface about the difficulty of separating facts from fiction concerning Amelia Earhart. Fleming emphasizes the point that Earhart represented the many opportunities becomin [...]

    5. This is more than a dry “here’s the life of Amelia Earhart” story. If you want to know what she was like, what she was really like, you’ll find it here. She was a girl with a dream and penchant for adventure. And while she and her husband were brilliant publicists, it turns out she wasn’t very good at planning.It starts out telling how a ship was waiting to direct Amelia to the island where they built a short runway and a place for her to refuel before the last leg of her trip around t [...]

    6. Definitely for adults as much as kids. Who knew Amelia Earhart was so image-obsessed? (Her "artless" short coif was carefully created every morning with a curling iron; she created her own narrative and mythmaking from the very start of her career; and even when she needed to dump weight from her plane she kept cards on board she could autograph and sell). She knew she was a brand, and the way she worked that is fascinating. The book delves into her fundraising for her adventures, her self-marke [...]

    7. This may be one of my favorite nonfiction titles of all time - I loved the chapters that alternated back and forth between the search for the missing Amelia Earhart and the life that led her to that last voyage. This is narrative nonfiction at its very bestspenseful, even though you know full well how it all ends. One more thing I love about Candace Fleming's research and writing is the way she paints a hero as a real human being, imperfections and all, and while this biography most certainly ca [...]

    8. When I was growing up my schoolroom classes would routinely learn about the great unsolved mysteries of the world. How they made Stonehenge. What really happened to the people of Roanoke? And why did Amelia Earhart disappear? Various biographies made of the woman for kids sort of allude to this question early in the book, forget about it during the middle section, then do a quickie wrap-up of it at the end. Basically, they take one of the most interesting mysteries in history and render it a dul [...]

    9. Gave it five stars because I think Amelia Earhart is just so interesting. Finished it yesterday and then I see on the news they have new evidence of what happened to her. (Captured by the Japanese?! 😱😥). She was a true hero, a true feminist, independent thinker, and savvy business woman. After taking my kids to D.C. and seeing her goggles, her coat, and one of her planes I had to read about her again even though I had read things in the past. Going to share this one with Caroline when she [...]

    10. "Amelia Lost" is the biography of the great female pilot, Amelia Earhart. She was born and spent much of her childhood in Kansas, although she lived with her grandmother about 50 miles from the rest of her family. However, at the age of 11 Amelia’s family moved to Iowa and continued to move around the country due to her father’s drinking problem. Amelia was a “tomboy” from the very beginning, always breaking traditional female molds. She wore bloomers, jumped fences, played sports, and [...]

    11. Earhart’s biography is framed with her dramatic disappearance and the weeks until the search was called off. The author does not begin dryly but with an intense moment in her life that readers are probably the most familiar with and thrillingly expands upon them. The author includes Earhart’s early life and doesn’t shy away from the family’s troubles. From the beginning, Amelia pushed common gender boundaries in her own way and longed for adventure. Growing up Amelia learned to be self-r [...]

    12. Amelia Lost Amelia Earhart is still remembered as one of the greatest female aviators of all time. She was a brave and courageous woman who was very persistent about following her dreams. Amelia was born on July 24, 1897. By twelve weeks of age Amelia already talked to herself in mirrors, and when she was three she was sent off to live with her grandmother. Amelia's grandmother was a big part of her life when she was a young girl. She lived in her grandmother's farmhouse in Kansas. Her grandmoth [...]

    13. Told in alternating chapters about the disappearance and the life of Amelia Earhart, this book keeps the reader interested in all aspects of Earhart's life. 5th through 8th graders will really find this a great book to read, especially if they have a biography reading project. It easily follows the Common Core Standards of reading informational text and analyzing how a key individual is introduced, illustrated, and elaborated in a text. The organization and layout of the text is very helpful. If [...]

    14. "The fear in Earhart's voice made Leo Bellarts's skin prickle. 'I'm telling you, it sounded as if she would have broken out in a scream She was just about ready to break into tears and go into hysterics I'll never forget it.'Seconds turned to minutes. Minutes became an hour. But the sky above Howland Island remained empty. And in the radio room, Leo Bellarts and the other crew members sat listening to the 'mournful sound of that static.'Where, they wondered, was Amelia Earhart?"This excellent [...]

    15. This is nonfiction but reads like a thriller in many ways. I didn't want to put it down to go to work. The fact that you know what happens at the end somehow adds to the suspense in an odd way. I loved the way Fleming debunked myths often started by Amelia herself. No, she didn't become interested in flight when she saw an air show when young. Why? Because at that early point in aviation history, planes hadn't made it to her home town at the time! While Fleming makes it clear that Earhart had to [...]

    16. Audience: IntermediateGenre: Non-fiction (Biography)Discussion Questions: Remembering: How big is Howland Island? (Length and Width) Understanding: In the chapter about Amelia's childhood, Amelia claimed she could see "certain threadsleading me to airplanes." What do you think she meant by that? Applying:Amelia was good at sports, but she wasn't allowed to play on any of the sports teams at school when she was younger because sports were only for boys. What questions would you ask if you were Am [...]

    17. Most readers who pick up a biography on Amelia Earhart are, at this point, far more interested in her disappearance than her life. Fleming obviously understands this, but didn't let it get in the way of telling the fuller story of her life. She does this by alternating chronological chapters on her life with detailed sections on how she vanished. It works, in large part because if you know one thing about Earhart, it's that she vanished without a trace. The rest of her life story is interesting [...]

    18. Wow. I think a nonfiction book might have a crack at the Newbery this year. I admit that I haven't read all the other early contenders, but this is by far the best thing I've read all year. Fleming's work in this book is masterful, alternating between the suspenseful moments and days following Earhart's planned arrival on Howland Island during the penultimate leg of her flight around the world with Earhart's childhood and life leading up to her disappearance. Like a lot of people, I thought I ha [...]

    19. Interesting history of Amelia Earhart's life. I learned that she lived in DSM for a time and that she worked for Purdue University. The main focus of the book was a record of what she did.I wish there had been more information about the results of ongoing searches for her plane crash, even in the notes at the end. A few years ago, I heard a presentation about theories of where the plane went down. This book just focused on the search for her at that time and did not go beyond the few weeks follo [...]

    20. The legend of Amelia Earhart seems to grow more and more mysterious with each passing year, and with it the true woman Amelia Earhart was gets lost in translation. In Amelia Lost Candace Fleming examines who the real Amelia Earhart was, and how she came to be seen as one of the most influential, and interesting, women in the past century. Beginning with her childhood and ending with her mysterious disappearance the reader gets a up-close and personal look at the women named Amelia Earhart.The st [...]

    21. This is a 2012 NCTE Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children Honor book. It's the life of Amelia Earhart - her trials and triumphs. She fought for women's rights and believed anything a man can do so can a woman. The story of her life is quite interesting, but I believe the book to drag on a bit, especially for young children. It's a gender neutral book, but definitely more for older students, 5th grade and up. Ebook - Champion: The Story of Muhammad Ali by Jim Haskins. (2 star [...]

    22. Maybe I just haven't found them, but I wish there were more non-fiction books like this one out there for middle grade readers. Fleming tells the story of Earhart in a way that's mature but not intimidating; there are plenty of pictures and lots of information in this slim book. Jumping back and forth between her biography and snap shots of the hours and days spent trying to find her adds a nice bit of tension. Kids reading confidently at around a 6th or 7th grade level shouldn't have any troubl [...]

    23. I read anything I could find about Amelia Earhart when I was a child, but the biographies designed for children were understandably sanitized. This is an easy-to-read though meant-for-adults book that offers a far less sanitized biography as well as more information about the search for her and her missing plane.It also explains some of the reason why she became so famous and then legendary: Beyond her disappearance, which undoubtedly made her a legend, she and (later) her husband had cultivated [...]

    24. Audience: IntermediateGenre: Non-Fiction BiographyDiscussion Questions:1.Remembering-Name at least three cities that Amelia lived in while growing up.2.Understanding-Why did Amelia have to have a male copilot on her first trans-Atlantic flight?3.Applying-How did Amelia change the way women looked at their future prospects.4.Analyzing-Why do you think Amelia's round the world tour failed?5.Evaluating-If someone you loved wanted to do something very dangerous like this, would you support them like [...]

    25. Amelia Lost: The Life and Disappearance of Amelia Earhart was written by Candace Fleming. It talk about Amelia Earhat, the most famous female pilot of all the time. She did the impossible, back then women couldn't fly. She flew an airplane over the Pacific Ocean then she disappears. On July 5, Betty Klenk turned to dial on her family's radio in St. Petersburg, Florida searching about what happen to Amelia. Every body talk about it in the radio. When people knew it the sensed litters to her famil [...]

    26. This book is a biography about the famous Amelia Earhart. It tells of her life, her young years until her death .This book has great add- ons, such as small articles about a topic that is shown in the book. It has many quotes, and opinions of people about Amelia. This book shows secrets that Amelia kept, such as that her hair isn’t naturally curly or that the first plane she saw, was at a fairground.I would recommend this book to those who are fans of Amelia or who are searching for clues abou [...]

    27. Audience: IntermediateGenre: BiographyDiscussion Questions: Remembering: State an event that led to Amelia's love of airplanes.Understanding: Describe what is meant by the title of the chapter "Fame".Applying: What questions would you ask if Amelia survived the wreckage?Analyzing: What is the relationship between Amelia and George?Evaluating: What choice would you have made if you were in Itasca's situation?Creating: Invent a new scenario to the story in which the coast guard listened to Betty o [...]

    28. Candace Fleming moves readers back and forth between Amelia's life (from childhood up until her last flight) and the search for her and her missing plane. This story is awesome because it has great photos, maps, and handwritten notes from Amelia herself—plus informative sidebars explaining everything from the history of flight to what Amelia liked to eat while flying (tomato soup) this biography would be great for middle school. I would probably present it in a small group book club.

    29. Award List:2012 NCTE Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children Honor Book Audience:Ages 8-11, anyone interested Amelia Earhart, history and biography lovers, airplane enthusiast, girls interested in historical women's figures.Appeal:Packs in a lot of information but organized not to overwhelm. Clear, crisp pictures, well organized information, good bibliography for additional research as well as picture credits!

    30. Another wonderful biography from Ms. Fleming, who always manages to bring her subjects vividly to life. I particularly appreciated the preface in which she discusses the challenges of sorting out facts from a life that has become so shrouded in myth, especially when Amelia Earhart herself played a big role in the myth-making.

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