Amelia Earhart and the Flying Chariot (Time Twisters) (Hardcover)

By Steve Sheinkin, Neil Swaab (Illustrator)

Roaring Brook Press, 9781250148995, 176pp.

Publication Date: June 25, 2019

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (6/25/2019)

List Price: 13.99*
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Description

“A historical home run!” —Dav Pilkey, bestselling author of Captain Underpants

Two kids must un-twist history after Amelia Earhart changes course in this hilarious Time Twisters chapter book by award-winning author Steve Sheinkin.

WARNING: DO NOT BELIEVE THE STORY YOU’RE ABOUT TO READ.
Well, you can believe some of it. There is some real history. But also hijinks. Time travel. And famous figures setting off on adventures that definitely never happened—till now. Time is getting twisted, and it’s up to two kids to straighten things out.

Siblings Abby and Doc have been racing through time to fix history after Abraham Lincoln, Abigail Adams, and Neil Armstrong started popping up in the wrong places, at the wrong times. When Amelia Earhart accidentally lands her plane in Ancient Greece, Abby and Doc partner with Kyniska, the first woman to win the Olympics, to get Amelia back on track to finish her first solo flight across the Atlantic.

Steve Sheinkin combines history, hilarity, and surprising twists in Amelia Earhart and the Flying Chariot. The Time Twisters series is a surefire hit with history buffs and reluctant readers alike!



About the Author

Steve Sheinkin is the award-winning author of fast-paced, cinematic nonfiction histories for young readers. The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights, was a National Book Award finalist and received the 2014 Boston Globe/Horn Book Award for Nonfiction. The Notorious Benedict Arnold: A True Story of Adventure, Heroism & Treachery, won both the Boston Globe/Horn Book Award and the YALSA award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults. Bomb: The Race to Build-and Steal-the World's Most Dangerous Weapon was a Newbery Honor Book, a National Book Award Finalist, and winner of the Sibert Award and YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults. Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War was a National Book Award finalist, a YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Award winner, and a Boston Globe/Horn Book Nonfiction Award winner. Sheinkin lives in Saratoga Springs, New York, with his wife and two children.

Neil Swaab is a New York City–based illustrator, designer, and author. His work has graced the covers and interiors of numerous books for children including the New York Times bestseller Big Fat Liar by James Patterson and Neil's own series, The Secrets to Ruling School. He has also animated for TV and enjoys teaching at Parsons School of Design.


Praise For Amelia Earhart and the Flying Chariot (Time Twisters)

“A graceful blend of true history and outrageous adventure.” —Publishers Weekly

More Praise for the Time Twisters series:

“Mixing history, humor, and cartoon illustrations, Sheinkin’s new series for young readers blends the appeal of Scieszka’s Time Warp Trio, Osborne’s Magic Tree House, and Kinney’s Diary of a Wimpy Kid series.” —Booklist

“By the end, readers will have learned quite a bit of history along with the protagonists, without being bored at all [in this] silly story.” —Kirkus Reviews

“A historical home run!” —Dav Pilkey, bestselling author of Captain Underpants

“A dash of history. A scoop of fun. Give this book to hungry readers everywhere!” —Jennifer L. Holm, New York Times–bestselling author of The Fourteenth Goldfish

“If you want to have fun while simultaneously learning some truly valuable lessons about history, then you absolutely MUST read these books.” —Nick Bruel, New York Times–bestselling author of the Bad Kitty series

Undefeated:

“A model of research and documentation as well as of stylish writing that tells an always absorbing story.” —Booklist, starred review

“A gifted storyteller who never forgets the story in history.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Most Dangerous:
“Easily the best study of the Vietnam War available for teen readers.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

The Port Chicago 50:
“Sheinkin delivers another meticulously researched WWII story.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

Bomb:
“This is edge-of-the-seat material.” —The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, starred review

The Notorious Benedict Arnold:
“American history is brought to life in this engaging story of revolution and treason.” —School Library Journal, starred review