Night Flight

Amelia Earhart Crosses the Atlantic

By Robert Burleigh; Wendell Minor (Illustrator)
(Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books, Hardcover, 9781416967330, 40pp.)

Publication Date: February 22, 2011

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Award-winning author Robert Burleigh has captured Amelia Earhart's first solo flight across the Atlantic in 1932. She was only the second person to do this – and the first woman. Rich in detail, feeling and incident this is nonfiction with edge and action, a you-are-there experience made more dramatic and real by Wendell Minor's vivid paintings.

About the Author
ROBERT BURLEIGH has written children's books about many well-known Americans, including "Flight: The Journey of Charles Lindbergh" and W"ho Said That? Famous Americans Speak". He lives with his wife in Chicago, Illinois.

Wendell Minor is the award-winning illustrator of dozens of picture books, including his own "Yankee Doodle America", Robert Burleigh's "Into the Woods", and "Reaching for the Moon", written by Buzz Aldrin. Mr. Minor's work can be found in the permanent collections of such institutions as the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art and the Library of Congress. He lives with his wife, Florence, in Washington, Connecticut. Visit Wendell Minor at
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