Flying Lessons (Hardcover)
Cricket Books, 9780812626711, 160pp.
Publication Date: October 11, 2002
List Price: 16.95*
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In 1937 the summer that Amelia Earhart disappears 13-year-old LaMarrs flamboyant mother, Charmaine, flies off with a stunt pilot and doesnt return. Sent to live with an aunt and uncle, LaMarr awaits her mothers return while attempting to track down her long-lost father. A crusty old man, a former Teddy Roosevelt Rough Rider, befriends her. The old mans friendship and wisdom help LaMarr finally accept the probability that her mother is gone forever. Kezi Matthews was the recipient of a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year for John Riley's Daughter. Matthews ... sees all her characters, even the most deeply flawed, with a compassionate eye. Kirkus Reviews.