Amelia Earhart

Amelia Earhart

The Legend of the Lost Aviator

By Shelley Tanaka; David Craig (Illustrator)

Abrams Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780810970953, 48pp.

Publication Date: August 2008

"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.

About the Author
Shelley Tanaka is an award-winning children s book author and editor. She is the author of "Amelia Earhart and Mummies: The Newest, Coolest & Creepiest from Around the World", as well as several other books in the I Was There series. She lives in Kingston, Ontario.

David Craig is a highly acclaimed Canadian artist and illustrator whose work has earned him international recognition. He is the inaugural winner of the James Madison Book Award for his work in First to Fly: How Wilbur and Orville Wright Invented the Airplane. Raised in Ottawa, Ontario, David lives in Mississauga, Ontario.