What would you do if the leader of your country ordered you to kill your parents? What if you had a talking mask that looked just like your best friend? Imagine finding a village of tiny people who all rode on rabbits. What would you say if they told you that you could live forever?
I thought I knew most of what there was to know about Amelia Earhart and her doomed final flight, but this well-researched account, Amelia Lost by Candace Fleming, is both surprising and fascinating!Starting with a haunting account of the coast guard cutter Itasca’s fruitlesswait for Earhart to land on tiny Howland Island the morning of July 2, 1937, this book is hard to put down.Earhart’s early childhood was a happy one, but by the time she was in high school, her father had descended into alcoholism, sending the family into poverty and shame. Fleming implies that Earhart’s desperate wish to fly was at least partly a result of a need to free herself from the unpleasant realities of everyday life.
This week is national Children's Book Week - a time to celebrate all the marvelous books for children you can find at your library! More than 500,000 people voted for their favorite children's book, author and illustrator.