Amelia Earhart: This Broad Ocean

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Amelia Earhart: This Broad Ocean

by Sarah Stewart Taylor

Illustrations by Ben Towle

First Release:

March 2010

ISBN: 9781423113379

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
    Format: Print Book
    Edition: -
    Publisher: Hyperion
    Page Count: 96
    Trim Size: 6 3/4" x 10"
    Dewey Classification: 629.13092
    Accelerated Reader: Level: 3.7, Points: 1
    Lexile: Level: GN1080L
    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
    Genre: Historical fiction.
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