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Amelia Earhart: This Broad Ocean

By: Sarah Stewart Taylor

Illustrator: Ben Towle

Grace, an aspiring young journalist, is excited when Amelia Earhart arrives in her town of Trepassey, Newfoundland, on June 4, 1928. Earhart wants to become the first female passenger to cross the Atlantic Ocean by air. After trying to get airborne for nearly two weeks, Earhart and her pilot unload all the excess fuel and take off. Grace is there to see them-and to receive Earhart's telegram announcing their arrival in Ireland after twenty hours and forty minutes in flight. Introduction. Discussion of panel illustrations. Bibliography and suggested reading. Two-color illustrations.

ISBN: 9781423113379

JLG Release: Mar 2010


Sensitive Areas: Drugs/Alcohol/Tobacco: Alcohol Abuse
Topics: Amelia Earhart , Women pilots , Pilots , Journalism

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Awards & Honors

2011 ALA Great Graphic Novels for Teens, Fiction; 2011 Amelia Bloomer List, Fiction, Middle Readers; Booklist 2010 Top 10 Books for Youth, Biography

Praise & Reviews

Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:

The Horn Book Guide^, Publishers Weekly, Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)

Horn Book

Narrator Grace, who handwrites a newspaper for her small Newfoundland town, is riveted by Amelia Earhart. She gets the chance to ask Earhart all about her life when the pilot comes to town. Taylor delivers just the right amount of information in the text. Towle's black, white, and cyan drawings are moody and dramatic, evoking a strong sense of plac Narrator Grace, who handwrites a newspaper for her small Newfoundland town, is riveted by Amelia Earhart. She gets the chance to ask Earhart all about her life when the pilot comes to town. Taylor delivers just the right amount of information in the text. Towle's black, white, and cyan drawings are moody and dramatic, evoking a strong sense of place and time period. Reading list. Bib.

Junior Library Guild


• Sarah Stewart Taylor and Ben Towle’s graphic-novel presentation will pique the reader’s interest in Amelia Earhart, while Grace’s story is compelling in its own right.
• The artwork is dramatic and often propels the story wordlessly.
• Includes fascinating details of Earhart’s transatlantic flight, in particular the h

• Sarah Stewart Taylor and Ben Towle’s graphic-novel presentation will pique the reader’s interest in Amelia Earhart, while Grace’s story is compelling in its own right.
• The artwork is dramatic and often propels the story wordlessly.
• Includes fascinating details of Earhart’s transatlantic flight, in particular the hardships she endured on her flight attempts and the pressure she felt from other women competing with her to set the record.
• The story shows a parallel between Earhart facing prejudice in the aviation world because she is female, and Grace, who is just beginning to encounter discrimination as a journalist.

Book Details

ISBN

9781423113379

First Release

March 2010

Genre

Historical fiction.

Dewey Classification

629.13092 B

Trim Size

6 3/4" x 10"

Page Count

96

Accelerated Reader

Level 3.7; Points: 1;

Scholastic Reading Counts

N/A

Lexile

N/A

Format

Print Book

Edition

-

Publisher

Hyperion

Potentially Sensitive Areas

Drugs/Alcohol/Tobacco: Alcohol Abuse

Topics

Amelia Earhart, Women pilots, Pilots, Journalism,

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