Amelia And Eleanor Go For A Ride (Hardcover)

By Pam Munoz Ryan, Brian Selznick (Illustrator)

Scholastic Press, 9780590960755, 40pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 1999

List Price: 19.99*
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Description

Amelia Earhart and Eleanor Roosevelt were birds of a feather. Not only were they two of the most admired and respected women of all time, they were also good friends. Illuminated here for the first time in picture book form is the true story of a thrilling night when they made history together!

On a brisk and cloudless evening in April 1933, Amelia and Eleanor did the unprecedented: They stole away from a White House dinner, commandeered an Eastern Air Transport jet, and took off on a glorious adventure--while still dressed in their glamorous evening gowns!

This picture book tour de force celebrates the pioneering spirit of two friends whose passion for life gave them the courage to defy convention in the name of fulfillment, conviction, and fun. Soaring text, inspired by the known facts of this event, and breathtaking drawings ask readers to dream dreams as big as Amelia and Eleanor's.


About the Author

Pam Muñoz Ryan is the recipient of the NEA's Human and Civil Rights Award and the Virginia Hamilton Literary Award for multicultural literature. She has written more than thirty books which have garnered, among countless accolades, the Pura Belpre Medal, the Jane Addams Award, and the Schneider Family Award. Pam lives near San Diego. You can visit her at www.pammunozryan.com.

In addition to The Invention of Hugo Cabret, Brian Selznick is the illustrator of the Caldecott Honor winner, The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins, and The New York Times Best Illustrated Walt Whitman: Words for America, both by Barbara Kerley, as well as the Sibert Honor Winner When Marian Sang, by Pam Muñoz Ryan, and numerous other celebrated picture books and novels. Brian has also worked as a set designer and a puppeteer. When he isn’t traveling to promote his work all over the world, he lives in San Diego, California, and Brooklyn, New York.


Praise For Amelia And Eleanor Go For A Ride

Distinctions and Praise for Amelia and Eleanor Go for a Ride: (partial listing)

Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Los Angeles Times Book of the Year 2000
ALA Notable
ILA Notable Children's Books for a Global Society
ABA Book Sense Book of the Year Finalist
CBC/NCSS Notable Children's Book in the Field of Social Studies
Bank Street College Best Children's Books of the Year
Parenting Magazine 1999 "Reading Magic" Award Winner
Pen USA West Literary Award in Children's Literature 2000

"A compelling slice from the lives of two determined, outspoken and passionate women." -- Publishers Weekly