Amelia Earhart
Amelia Earhart: The Sky's No Limit (American Heroes)
Amelia Earhart
Lori Van Pelt
A exciting new biography of America's first lady of flight. As a tomboy growing up in Kansas, Amelia Earhart delighted in trying new and risky things, once even building a roller-coaster in her grandparents' backyard. In her 20s she fell in love with flight while watching an aerobatics exhibition and grew even more enthralled when she took her first airplane ride.At age 24 she earned her pilot's wings and 1928 took part in the transatlantic "Friendship" flight. Her willowy build, wholesome smile, and tousled blonde hair invited comparison to the celebrated pilot Charles Lindbergh, and "Lady Lindy" charmed the public with her unassuming manner.Lori Van Pelt's Amelia Earhart: The Sky's No Limit takes readers through Earhart's career triumphs and tragedies. It explorers not only her accomplishments in the field of flight, but also her struggles in the male-dominated world of aviation. Named to the New York Public Library's Best Books for the Teen Age 2006

Book Details


  • Biography
  • Educational
  • Nonfiction

Age Level: 

  • 12 and up
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"Amelia Earhart: The Sky's No Limit" by Lori Van Pelt is a biography in the American Heroes series. It chronicles about ten years of Amelia Earhart's life; other facts about her life are there, but the majority focuses on her flying years. The book expounds on Earhart's journey into the world of flight, her obstacles, her family, her drama, and, ultimately, her fame. It sheds light on the woman behind the cockpit that many are so familiar with, and offers a glimpse into her world.

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