Amelia Earhart

Amelia Earhart by Lori Van Pelt
Lori Van Pelt
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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. Many quotations are given directly from primary sources, as well as strikingly accurate descriptions.

Apart from most biographies, this book is written in a novel form, reading like a story. There isn't any dialog or twisting of information to make it historical fiction. There are just the facts on the pages that flow with an ease one would not expect. Additionally, every now and then, there are timelines inserted to recap flight history. As for the descriptions of the planes and flight mechanics, Pelt writes these in a very perfunctory manner without boring the reader, which is a feat in itself. This historical book will make readers get lost in the pages, especially those partial to aeronautics.

Reviewer Age:18

Reviewer City, State and Country: Staten Island, NY USA


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