Amelia Earhart (Hardcover)

Pioneer of the Sky! (Show Me History!)

By James Buckley, Jr., Kelly Tindall (Illustrator), John Roshell (Letterer)

Portable Press, 9781684125456, 96pp.

Publication Date: March 26, 2019

List Price: 12.99*
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Description

A fascinating and entertaining biography of Amelia Earhart, in graphic novel format.

When Amelia Earhart became the first woman to make a solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean in 1932, she immediately became an American icon and a subject of endless fascination for generations to come. In Amelia Earhart: Pioneer of the Sky!, the story of the bold and daring aviator’s life is presented in graphic novel format, with full-color illustrations and historically accurate details. From her hardscrabble childhood to her final flight—and mysterious disappearance—Earhart’s journey will entertain, captivate, and inspire readers of all ages.


About the Author

James Buckley Jr. is a prolific author of nonfiction for young readers, with more than 150 books to his credit (and still typing!). He is the author of more than a dozen titles in The New York Times' best-selling "Who Was...?" biography series, including the Wright Brothers, Milton Hershey, Betsy Ross, Jules Verne, and Blackbeard. Buckley has written more than thirty DK Readers on a wide variety of topics, plus two recent long-form bios of Adolf Hitler and Bonnie and Clyde for Aladdin Books. For Spring 2019, he created the first book in a new series for Aladdin—a bio of astronaut Michael Collins. Buckley is the co-author of Time Inc./Liberty Street's "X-Why-Z" series and wrote and produced the Animal Planet Animal Atlas for Liberty Street. A former editor at Sports Illustrated and the National Football League, he lives in Santa Barbara, California, where he runs a successful book producing company.

Kelly Tindall, the award-winning writer/artist of The Adventurers: Love You Very So Much and the Strangebeard series, makes one heck of a good sandwich. He lives in Edmonton, Canada, with his wife and two daughters. For more of his work, follow him on Instagram (@mrkellytindall).

John Roshell is a co-founder of Comicraft, the lettering and design studio best known for pioneering the process of digitally lettering comic books. He has lettered thousands of comics for Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, Blizzard, and more; created hundreds of typefaces widely used in comics and video games; and designed loads of logos for franchises like the Avengers, Daredevil, Black Panther, and Angry Birds. He lives in Santa Barbara with his wife Starshine, two boys, and a somewhat ugly dog.


Praise For Amelia Earhart: Pioneer of the Sky! (Show Me History!)

Libby (Lady Liberty) and Sam (Uncle Sam) act as historical guides and comic relief in this graphic novel biography of Amelia Earhart. From building a backyard roller coaster as a kid to working as a nurse’s aide during WWI and embarking on early flying adventures, Earhart seemed destined to become a record-breaking aviator. Buckley blends historical context and intriguing biographical details (Earhart once drove across the country with her mother), creating an appealing introduction to this larger-than-life inspiration. Tindal’s bold-lined artwork moves the story at a brisk pace with effective shifts in panel sizes and perspectives. Several pages of useful resources close this inviting series entry. Also available: Alexander Hamilton: The Fighting Founding Father!Martin Luther King Jr.: Voice for Equality!, and Abraham Lincoln: Defender of the Union! Ages 8–12. (Mar.)
— Publishers Weekly