Amelia Earhart may be one of the most famous women in history. Initially recognized as the first woman to fly the Atlantic, she went on to perform many other amazing airborne feats, including a solo Atlantic flight, another from Hawaii to California, and, possibly her most legendary trip ever, an ill-fated attempt to fly around the world. This flight ended abruptly and mysteriously over the Pacific, when Earhart lost radio contact with a Coast Guard crew, the last people to hear her voice before she disappeared forever. Angela Bull tells the story of the fearless aviator in Flying Ace, a Level 4 book in Dorling Kindersley's four-level learning-to-read series. Additional sidebar information (about prohibition, navigational tools, 1920s and '30s fashion, other aviator heroes, etc.) and a glossary are included for a thorough exploration of the times and places in which Earhart lived and worked. The multilevel reading program offers age-appropriate stories for all the early reader levels, preschool through grade 4. Level 4, for proficient readers in grades 2 through 4, utilizes rich vocabulary and more challenging sentence structures to encourage children to expand their reading skills and general knowledge, and to develop a love of reading. DK is known for its visual style, using dramatic photographs and illustrations and engaging text to motivate young children to "learn to read--then read to learn!"
Author: Angela Bull | Reading Level: 8-12 years old | Page Count: 48