Cover image for Amelia Earhart / written by Isabel Thomas ; illustrations by Dàlia Adillon.
Title:
Amelia Earhart / written by Isabel Thomas ; illustrations by Dàlia Adillon.
Title Variants:
Little guides to great lives
ISBN:
9781786271600
Publication Information:
London : Laurence King Publishing, 2018.
Physical Description:
63 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 20 cm.
General Note:
Includes index.
Abstract:
"Why is Amelia Earhart an aviation hero? She was the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean, broke flying records and wrote best-selling books, and fought for the equal treatment of women. Her disappearance while attempting to fly around the world remains an unsolved mystery. Explore the legacy of one of aviation's most courageous and determined pilots in this fascinating guide to her incredible life." -- Back cover.
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Summary

The first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean, Amelia Earhart was a superstar of aviation in the 1920s and 1930s and a pioneer of women's rights. Her disappearance in 1937, while attempting to fly around the world, remains an unsolved mystery.

From artists to aviators and scientists to revolutionaries, Little Guides to Great Lives is a brand new series of small-format guides introducing children to the most inspirational figures from history in a fun, accessible way. Launching with Leonardo da Vinci, Marie Curie, Nelson Mandela, and Amelia Earhart, Little Guides to Great Lives tells the stories of the most amazing people from all over the world and across history, with full-color illustrations and fresh design to bring their incredible stories to life.


Author Notes

Isabel Thomas is a children's author and editor, specialising in people, science, and nature. She has written for many publishers including Bloomsbury, Collins Big Cat, Dorling Kindersley, Oxford University Press, and Laurence King.

DAlia Adillon studied Fine Art at the University of Barcelona and Illustration at Escola Massana in Barcelona. Her richly decorative, mixed technique illustrations have won several awards, and she has had work exhibited in London, Rome, Barcelona, Mexico, UAE and China. Originally from Barcelona, she now lives and works in Bristol.


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