Happy Birthday, Amelia Earhart
|Amelia Earhart, ca. 1935|
Amelia Earhart was born on this day, July 24, in 1897. Coincidentally, we have been reading books about Ms. Earhart this very week! Little Sis wants to be a pilot, you see. (Well, an artist-ballerina-pilot. And sometimes, an artist-ballerina-pilot-actress-singer-comedian. A mulit-hyphenate Renaissance woman, I guess.) This isn't the first look we've had at the famed aviatrix. Someday, I hope to take the girls a few hours north to Atchison, to her birthplace and museum. Maybe even to the annual Amelia Earhart Festival!
We read this book in its entirety. This is a wonderful introduction to Earhart's life and times, with tons of pictures and illustrations. Both daughters enjoyed it very much. I love DK books, and these early readers do not disappoint!
|Flying Ace: The Story of Amelia Earhart|
by Angela Bull. (Eyewitness Readers,
Level 4) DK Children, 2000.
We skimmed this book for the amazing pictures. I'm still deciding if Little Sis isn't a bit too young for it. Plus, reading about someone who went missing in a plane crash makes me feel a little queasy, as we'll be on a plane or two ourselves late next week! That's definitely a Me Problem. I admit, flying always freaks me out a little. Maybe after our trip?
|Amelia Lost: The Life & Disappearance of Amelia Earhart by Candace Fleming.|
Schwartz & Wade, 2011.
This is the picture Little Sis drew today. Her plane makes me smile.
And here is a mini-biography from the Biography Channel.