Tuesday, July 31, 2012

TUESDAY's (TEACHING WITH PICTURE BOOKS): "Amelia and Eleanor Go for a Ride" by Pam Munoz

Amelia And Eleanor Go For A Ride

Amelia Earhart has been in the news lately, as plans and a large scale project were set and then carried out to find her downed plane. The unsuccessful current event has brought new life to this remarkable woman of courage and tenacity.   

Book Description

October 1, 1999 4 and upP and up
An inspiring true story of Amelia Earheart and Eleanor Roosevelt -- and a thrilling night when they made history together! On a brisk and cloudless evening in April 1933, Amelia Earheart and Eleanor Roosevelt did the unprecedented: They stole away from a White House dinner, commandeered an Eastern Air Transport plane and took off on a glorious adventure -- while still dressed in their glamorous evening gowns! This large-format lavishly produced picture book celebrates the courage and pioneering spirit of two friends who defied convention in the name of fulfillment, conviction, and fun. Breathtaking black and white drawings -- which create the look of a vintage movie -- make this a visual tour de force for young adventurers, historians and any one else who dares to dream.

and...... Here is a fantastic lesson plan to go with this book:  http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plan/amelia-and-eleanor-go-ride-lesson-plan

Amelia Earhart: The Legend of the Lost Aviator

Amelia Earhart, The Legend of the Lost Aviator by Shelley Tanaka ill. by David Craig

Book Description
August 1, 2008 8 and up3 and up
The ever-fascinating story of the legendary pilot is given new life in this vividly told true-life adventure.
Ever since Amelia Earhart and her plane disappeared on July 2, 1937, people have wanted to know more about this remarkable woman. Amelia Earhart follows the charismatic aviator from her first sight of an airplane at the age of ten to the last radio transmission she made before she vanished. Illustrated with original artworks, contemporary photographs, quotes, and details, this is a great introduction to the famous pilot. The book includes a bibliography and an index.

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