Night Flight: Amelia Earhart Crosses the Atlantic

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  • Hardcover
  • 32 pages
  • Night Flight: Amelia Earhart Crosses the Atlantic
  • Robert Burleigh
  • Vietnamese
  • 10 February 2019
  • 1416967338

About the Author: Robert Burleigh

Amelia Earhart eBook ↠ Over the past years, I have published poems, reviews, essays, many filmstrips and videos, andthan children Night Flight: PDF/EPUB or s picture books Born and raised in Chicago, I graduated from DePauw University Greencastle, Indiana and later received an Flight: Amelia Earhart ePUB ´ MA in humanities from the University of Chicago I ve published books for children since the early s My books including numerous unpublished ones run a broad gamut, from stories geared for pre schoolers to survival stories and biographies aimed at seven to eleven year olds My work is wide ranging because, basically, I m a generalist by experience and inclination In addition to writing, I paint regularly under the art name Burleigh Kronquist and have shown work in one person and group shows in Chicago, New York, and elsewhere around the country from robertburleigh.



10 thoughts on “Night Flight: Amelia Earhart Crosses the Atlantic

  1. Abigail Abigail says:

    One May night in 1932, in Habour Grace, Newfoundland, a woman and her plane waited to take off Amelia Earhart, the famous aviator, was attempting the second trans Atlantic flight in history, and the first to be piloted by a woman Over the next fourteen hours and fifty six minutes, across two thousand and twenty six miles, she flew through the night, braving storms, nose dives, and a leaky exhaust pipe, to finally land in the beauty of the morning, in a field in Derry, Northern IrelandThe se One May night in 1932, in Habour Grace, Newfoundland, a woman and her plane waited to take off Amelia Earhart, the famous aviator, was attempting the second trans Atlantic flight in history, and the first to be piloted by a woman Over the next fourteen hours and fifty six minutes, across two thousand and twenty six miles, she flew through the night, braving storms, nose dives, and a leaky exhaust pipe, to finally land in the beauty of the morning, in a field in Derry, Northern IrelandThe second picture book I have read from author illustrator team Robert Burleigh and Wendell Minor, following upon their Trapped A Whale s Rescue , this lovely work documents an extraordinary moment in aviation history The prose is simple but expressive, capturing the beauty and terror of Amelia s night flight, while the accompanying artwork, done in gouache and watercolor, is lovely The rear material gives a list of further sources, and some quotations from Amelia Earhart Recommended to young aviation buffs, and to anyone looking for picture books about Amelia Earhart

  2. Meg Meg says:

    Telling the story of the pilot, Amelia Earhart, when she crossed the Atlantic Ocean alone in 1932, Robert Burleigh creates a lyrical text that captivates the reader Complimenting the text are the detailed, historically correct drawings of the plane and beautiful character paintings of the pilot One feels like he or she is actually in the cockpit flying with Earhart as she deals with the problems and triumphs of her flight Both the author, Burleigh, and illustrator, Wendell Minor, have done th Telling the story of the pilot, Amelia Earhart, when she crossed the Atlantic Ocean alone in 1932, Robert Burleigh creates a lyrical text that captivates the reader Complimenting the text are the detailed, historically correct drawings of the plane and beautiful character paintings of the pilot One feels like he or she is actually in the cockpit flying with Earhart as she deals with the problems and triumphs of her flight Both the author, Burleigh, and illustrator, Wendell Minor, have done their homework as indicated by the Afterword The end paper drawings of the aircraft itself are fascinating The astronauts, Eileen Collins and Buzz Aldrin, make positive comments about the book at the end

  3. Krista the Krazy Kataloguer Krista the Krazy Kataloguer says:

    I ve always been fascinated by Amelia Earhart, perhaps because I always wanted to learn how to fly an airplane This book vividly described Amelia Earhart s first solo flight across the Atlantic in May 1932 I felt like I was there She was so lucky not to have crashed into the ocean, with her instruments conking out on her An afterword by the author at the end of the book provides further details about Amelia Earhart s life I also especially enjoyed the selection of quotes by Amelia at the en I ve always been fascinated by Amelia Earhart, perhaps because I always wanted to learn how to fly an airplane This book vividly described Amelia Earhart s first solo flight across the Atlantic in May 1932 I felt like I was there She was so lucky not to have crashed into the ocean, with her instruments conking out on her An afterword by the author at the end of the book provides further details about Amelia Earhart s life I also especially enjoyed the selection of quotes by Amelia at the end of the book Nice job Recommended to budding aviators and aviatrixes

  4. Kim Crawshaw Kim Crawshaw says:

    Powerful, direct language with bold, beautiful artwork to support it.

  5. Mikaela Robbins Mikaela Robbins says:

    In 1932, Amelia Earhart became the first women to cross the Atlantic Ocean This book follows her journey as a pilot that night, landing in Ireland to complete the trip I really liked this book because it is a tale of encouragement I have always looked up to Amelia Earhart, and this book gives insight into what it could have been like on that night The illustrations were really beautiful too I think that this book could be usedfor middle elementary, around 3 or 4th grade.

  6. Samantha Graffeo Samantha Graffeo says:

    Title Night Flight Amelia Earhart Crosses the AtlanticAuthor Robert BurleighIllustrator Wendall MinorGenre Biography Grades 3rd 5th Themes Flight, PlanesOpening Line Sentence The plane swoops like a swallow over dark patches of puddles and patches of tundra Brief Book Summary This book is all about the 1932 flight of Amelia Earhart across the Atlantic Ocean The illustrations are gorgeous and really depict the fears, wonders, and breath taking moments Earhart went through on this sol Title Night Flight Amelia Earhart Crosses the AtlanticAuthor Robert BurleighIllustrator Wendall MinorGenre Biography Grades 3rd 5th Themes Flight, PlanesOpening Line Sentence The plane swoops like a swallow over dark patches of puddles and patches of tundra Brief Book Summary This book is all about the 1932 flight of Amelia Earhart across the Atlantic Ocean The illustrations are gorgeous and really depict the fears, wonders, and breath taking moments Earhart went through on this solo journey Professional Review 1 Burleigh, Robert Night Flight Amelia Earhart Crosses the Atlantic 40 pp Simon Wiseman 2011 ISBN 978 1 4169 6733 0 2 3 6Illustrated by Wendell Minor Burleigh s vivid free verse account of Earhart s 1932 flight from Newfoundland to Northern Ireland, the first ever solo transatlantic flight by a woman, settles into the cockpit and describes what the legendary pilot might have seen and felt during that long, tense, exhilarating trip Minor s paintings heighten the immediacy, depicting Earhart s blazing red Vega in both long shots and close ups Websites Bib Professional Review 2 From School Library JournalGr 2 5 On a May evening in 1932, Amelia Earhart climbed into her single engine, red Lockheed Vega and flew across the ocean, departing from Newfoundland and landing on a farm in Northern Ireland Burleigh s suspenseful text and Minor s shifting perspectives work in tandem to pull readers into the drama as they experience the anxiety and exhilaration that accompanied this historic flight Earhart s skill, stamina, and courage are put to the test when a thunderstorm erupts, her altimeter breaks, and icy wings cause the plane to plummet She faces the Hour of white knuckles.Hour of maybe and maybe not The third person narrative is arranged in two line stanzas of free verse the language is fresh and evocative, morphing to match the mood by turns terse, lyrical, relentless Minor s gouache and watercolor scenes pull back from intense close ups and cockpit perspectives to sweeping panoramic vistas, his fluid brushwork a perfect match for a tale of sea and sky This book will encourage children to consider the inner resources required to undertake such a feat when pilots had only themselves to rely on in this case, traversing 2000 miles without the security of land Back matter includes a technical note, bibliography, and inspirational quotes from Earhart s writings Endpapers depict a map of the flight and a rendering of the plane Pair this with Nikki Grimes s Talkin About Bessie Scholastic, 2002 to present another female aviator who experienced the pleasures and perils of being a pioneer Wendy Lukehart, Washington DC Public Library c Copyright 2010 Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc No redistribution permitted.Response to Two Professional Reviews I agree with these reviews that the illustrations in this book are amazing They are really breath taking and make you feel as if you are there in the cockpit with Amelia on this trip This is a great way to talk about one of History s many important women.Evaluation of Literary Elements It is nice to have these pictures in the book break up some of the text While the language used is simple, there are many metaphors, smilies, and personification examples used throughout the book which could be confusing to young readers I think this book is ideal for the fourth grade level Consideration of Instructional Application I would use this book as a way to introduce Amelia Earhart I would then have the children conduct a research project and create a presentation on her to show to the class I would also use this book to show how to use similes, metaphors, and other literary devices I would first introduce those concepts, then when reading this book I would have the children write down three examples of a simile from the text and analyze them

  7. Savannah Harpster Savannah Harpster says:

    This story begins in Newfoundland on May 20, 1932 with Amelia beginning her run down the runway in her airplane, Vega But, not before giving herself a pep talk, It is here the hour, the very minute Go Here Burleigh tries to create her thoughts and feelings oncewhich is a brilliant perspective Amelia has been up in the sky for hours gazing upon her beloved clouds, always looking on wards towards the wide horizon Now she is brought back from her distant memories of first time things This story begins in Newfoundland on May 20, 1932 with Amelia beginning her run down the runway in her airplane, Vega But, not before giving herself a pep talk, It is here the hour, the very minute Go Here Burleigh tries to create her thoughts and feelings oncewhich is a brilliant perspective Amelia has been up in the sky for hours gazing upon her beloved clouds, always looking on wards towards the wide horizon Now she is brought back from her distant memories of first time things by dark clouds, scribbling warnings in the night sky She tries to out climb the storm but ice forms on the wings Vega begins to dip and spin, falling to its watery death Then just at the last moment she lurches the plane forward, pulling it up at the very last second Now through the storm Amelia just has to get through the last hours of darkness Finally, Amelia see s the coastline and begins her descent down to the ground She is able to find one place to land and has succeeds in her two thousand and twenty six mile flight to Northern Ireland In all it took her fourteen hours and fifty six minutes to complete her journey.Just imagine sitting next to the most famous woman pilot of the world, would you be her co pilot or would you be shocked that she was just a woman Amelia Earhart was no ordinary woman She was actually an extraordinary woman in fact, to have been the second person to fly across the Atlantic Ocean Amelia was a woman that beat the odds and did the impossible And that is why she is remembered This book is called Night Flight Amelia Earhart Crosses the Atlantic because this was a biography of Amelia Earhart s journey across the Atlantic Ocean that captured her hour by hour flight, as the first woman to ever complete The narrator of the story tells this story in third person, creating a descriptive read aloud adventure The award winning author Robert Burleigh captures Amelia Earhart s first solo flight across the Atlantic through vibrant and rich detailed watercolors done by illustrator Wendell Minor, who also illustrated Morning, Noon and Night as well as If You Were a Penguin Overall, this is a great nonfiction book filled with edgy action packed pages that bring you into the cockpit with Amelia Earhart with the help of Minor s watercolor illustrations Without such beautiful illustrations you would not be able to truly capture the feelings that the author was trying to convey or be able to have an understanding of what Amelia was going through I deeply enjoyed the illustrations and her journey for all women kind So if you are looking for a good nonfiction book then this is a great pick Hardcover, 40 pagesPublished February 22nd 2011 by Simon Schuster Paula Wiseman Books ISBN1416967338 ISBN13 9781416967330 edition languageVietnamese

  8. Margo Tanenbaum Margo Tanenbaum says:

    There are no shortage of books for young people about aviator Amelia Earhart everything from picture books to longer biographies So do we really need another book about Amelia I d answer with a resounding yes this new release by Robert Burleigh, which came out just in time for Women s History Month, is a terrific addition to what is already in print On his website, Burleigh comments that no matter what his topic he has written over 30 books , he likes the book to convey the feeling of i There are no shortage of books for young people about aviator Amelia Earhart everything from picture books to longer biographies So do we really need another book about Amelia I d answer with a resounding yes this new release by Robert Burleigh, which came out just in time for Women s History Month, is a terrific addition to what is already in print On his website, Burleigh comments that no matter what his topic he has written over 30 books , he likes the book to convey the feeling of immediacy, of being there whether there is flying an airplane, hitting a baseball, or painting a picture In his newest book, just released in February, he has indeed succeeded admirably in making us feel that we re right there with Amelia on her dangerous 1936 solo flight across the expanse of the Atlantic ocean.This handsome picture book opens with Amelia about to take off on May 20, from Newfoundland The text is evocative and poetic, almost in free verse The plane swoops like a swallow over dark puddles and patches of tundraAmelia Earhart lives for this moment to follow the wide horizon that never ends We see Amelia s red Vega plane already far in the distance, as small figures on the ground wave goodbye The writing is full of suspense as danger strikes a raging storm The friendly night becomes a graph of fear a jagged line between where I am and not quite sure Will Amelia be able to pilot her plane across the vast ocean to safety This time Amelia will land safely in the Irish countryside, startling some cows in the pasture, as a farmer comes running to greet her But the happy ending is particularly poignant, since we know as we read this story that another flight her attempt to fly around the world just five years later won t end as happily for Amelia The book includes an afterword with brief biographical information, a bibliography, list of famous quotes by Amelia, and recommended internet resources Award winning artist Wendell Minor has contributed stunning gouache and watercolor paintings for this new book The endpapers, colored in an old fashioned sepia, show details about her Lockheed Vega 5B, which she dubbed the little red bus and also a map depicting her flight across the Atlantic I was particularly struck by the artist s dramatic use of light as Amelia flies over the ocean in the darkness, many of the two page spreads are illuminated by lightning over the ocean

  9. Elizabeth Elizabeth says:

    This book, in my opinion, did an absolutely amazing job telling about Amelia Earhart, who is sill on of the most well known female pilots, and how she was brave enough to do something not many people had the courage to do This book is good for children in 2nd grade 5th grade The writing style Robert Burleigh uses really helps readers feel like they are there in the moment, rather than reading a book The story comes from a third person perspective and is written in two line stanzas Robert Bur This book, in my opinion, did an absolutely amazing job telling about Amelia Earhart, who is sill on of the most well known female pilots, and how she was brave enough to do something not many people had the courage to do This book is good for children in 2nd grade 5th grade The writing style Robert Burleigh uses really helps readers feel like they are there in the moment, rather than reading a book The story comes from a third person perspective and is written in two line stanzas Robert Burleigh s writing style keeps readers of any age engaged and in anticipation of what will come next, all while using very well chosen word choice and appropriate and very descriptive language The illustrations are so cute and well done, and really bring the story to life, and help readers see exactly what the author wants them to This book would have a large purpose in my classroom, because I have always thought Amelia Earhart is a woman that many young girls should look up to I know I looked up to her and saw her as a role model somewhat after reading books about her when I was little, and I would personally encourage my students to do the same Much like the purpose I had for the biography on Jane Goodall, I would use this book during a genre study, or would use it during Women s History Month which I think is important to study and go over with children of any age , or to show students how important believing in yourself and following your dreams is For the genre study, or just a study over Amelia Earhart, I would have students think about and share why they think Amelia Earhart is a good role model, why she did the things she did fly across the Atlantic , and why why not it is important to her life and or the story, etc I think reading this while focusing on the fact that she is a woman, and the first woman to ever do this, is a very important detail to point out to children, which is why I would definitely use this book as a read aloud during Women s History Month

  10. Betsie Johnson Betsie Johnson says:

    BIOGRAPHICAL PICTURE BOOKThis book was very well done The illustrations and are stunning and the writing is beautiful I would definitely read this book to my class if we were studying American History, or influential women in America The first spread in the book shows Amelia s map of when she traveled across the Atlantic from Newfoundland to Ireland It shows her flight distance and flight time, and the exact location of her departure and arrival The very last spread in the book shows the sp BIOGRAPHICAL PICTURE BOOKThis book was very well done The illustrations and are stunning and the writing is beautiful I would definitely read this book to my class if we were studying American History, or influential women in America The first spread in the book shows Amelia s map of when she traveled across the Atlantic from Newfoundland to Ireland It shows her flight distance and flight time, and the exact location of her departure and arrival The very last spread in the book shows the specs of her plane, fondly called the Little Red Bus The author wrote an afterword on Amelia Earhart and her life achievements The illustrator, Wendell Minor, painted beautiful pictures to represent each portion of Amelia s flight The pictures take up the entire page and use bright colors to show the landscape of the places she flies over When Amelia is flying through the middle of the night, the sky is navy, gray, and black, but her bright red plane is always the main focus Robert Burleigh, the illustrator, must have a special connection to aviation and Amelia Earhart because he describes her journey so eloquently There are many similes, metaphors, and alliterations throughout the book, which makes for a great read aloud While the story is suspenseful and quite interesting, it is also informational As I previously mentioned, I think this is a perfect book to use in an American History unit, and I plan to use it myself at some point

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10 thoughts on “Night Flight: Amelia Earhart Crosses the Atlantic

  1. Abigail Abigail says:

    One May night in 1932, in Habour Grace, Newfoundland, a woman and her plane waited to take off Amelia Earhart, the famous aviator, was attempting the second trans Atlantic flight in history, and the first to be piloted by a woman Over the next fourteen hours and fifty six minutes, across two thousand and twenty six miles, she flew through the night, braving storms, nose dives, and a leaky exhaust pipe, to finally land in the beauty of the morning, in a field in Derry, Northern IrelandThe se One May night in 1932, in Habour Grace, Newfoundland, a woman and her plane waited to take off Amelia Earhart, the famous aviator, was attempting the second trans Atlantic flight in history, and the first to be piloted by a woman Over the next fourteen hours and fifty six minutes, across two thousand and twenty six miles, she flew through the night, braving storms, nose dives, and a leaky exhaust pipe, to finally land in the beauty of the morning, in a field in Derry, Northern IrelandThe second picture book I have read from author illustrator team Robert Burleigh and Wendell Minor, following upon their Trapped A Whale s Rescue , this lovely work documents an extraordinary moment in aviation history The prose is simple but expressive, capturing the beauty and terror of Amelia s night flight, while the accompanying artwork, done in gouache and watercolor, is lovely The rear material gives a list of further sources, and some quotations from Amelia Earhart Recommended to young aviation buffs, and to anyone looking for picture books about Amelia Earhart


  2. Meg Meg says:

    Telling the story of the pilot, Amelia Earhart, when she crossed the Atlantic Ocean alone in 1932, Robert Burleigh creates a lyrical text that captivates the reader Complimenting the text are the detailed, historically correct drawings of the plane and beautiful character paintings of the pilot One feels like he or she is actually in the cockpit flying with Earhart as she deals with the problems and triumphs of her flight Both the author, Burleigh, and illustrator, Wendell Minor, have done th Telling the story of the pilot, Amelia Earhart, when she crossed the Atlantic Ocean alone in 1932, Robert Burleigh creates a lyrical text that captivates the reader Complimenting the text are the detailed, historically correct drawings of the plane and beautiful character paintings of the pilot One feels like he or she is actually in the cockpit flying with Earhart as she deals with the problems and triumphs of her flight Both the author, Burleigh, and illustrator, Wendell Minor, have done their homework as indicated by the Afterword The end paper drawings of the aircraft itself are fascinating The astronauts, Eileen Collins and Buzz Aldrin, make positive comments about the book at the end


  3. Krista the Krazy Kataloguer Krista the Krazy Kataloguer says:

    I ve always been fascinated by Amelia Earhart, perhaps because I always wanted to learn how to fly an airplane This book vividly described Amelia Earhart s first solo flight across the Atlantic in May 1932 I felt like I was there She was so lucky not to have crashed into the ocean, with her instruments conking out on her An afterword by the author at the end of the book provides further details about Amelia Earhart s life I also especially enjoyed the selection of quotes by Amelia at the en I ve always been fascinated by Amelia Earhart, perhaps because I always wanted to learn how to fly an airplane This book vividly described Amelia Earhart s first solo flight across the Atlantic in May 1932 I felt like I was there She was so lucky not to have crashed into the ocean, with her instruments conking out on her An afterword by the author at the end of the book provides further details about Amelia Earhart s life I also especially enjoyed the selection of quotes by Amelia at the end of the book Nice job Recommended to budding aviators and aviatrixes


  4. Kim Crawshaw Kim Crawshaw says:

    Powerful, direct language with bold, beautiful artwork to support it.


  5. Mikaela Robbins Mikaela Robbins says:

    In 1932, Amelia Earhart became the first women to cross the Atlantic Ocean This book follows her journey as a pilot that night, landing in Ireland to complete the trip I really liked this book because it is a tale of encouragement I have always looked up to Amelia Earhart, and this book gives insight into what it could have been like on that night The illustrations were really beautiful too I think that this book could be usedfor middle elementary, around 3 or 4th grade.


  6. Samantha Graffeo Samantha Graffeo says:

    Title Night Flight Amelia Earhart Crosses the AtlanticAuthor Robert BurleighIllustrator Wendall MinorGenre Biography Grades 3rd 5th Themes Flight, PlanesOpening Line Sentence The plane swoops like a swallow over dark patches of puddles and patches of tundra Brief Book Summary This book is all about the 1932 flight of Amelia Earhart across the Atlantic Ocean The illustrations are gorgeous and really depict the fears, wonders, and breath taking moments Earhart went through on this sol Title Night Flight Amelia Earhart Crosses the AtlanticAuthor Robert BurleighIllustrator Wendall MinorGenre Biography Grades 3rd 5th Themes Flight, PlanesOpening Line Sentence The plane swoops like a swallow over dark patches of puddles and patches of tundra Brief Book Summary This book is all about the 1932 flight of Amelia Earhart across the Atlantic Ocean The illustrations are gorgeous and really depict the fears, wonders, and breath taking moments Earhart went through on this solo journey Professional Review 1 Burleigh, Robert Night Flight Amelia Earhart Crosses the Atlantic 40 pp Simon Wiseman 2011 ISBN 978 1 4169 6733 0 2 3 6Illustrated by Wendell Minor Burleigh s vivid free verse account of Earhart s 1932 flight from Newfoundland to Northern Ireland, the first ever solo transatlantic flight by a woman, settles into the cockpit and describes what the legendary pilot might have seen and felt during that long, tense, exhilarating trip Minor s paintings heighten the immediacy, depicting Earhart s blazing red Vega in both long shots and close ups Websites Bib Professional Review 2 From School Library JournalGr 2 5 On a May evening in 1932, Amelia Earhart climbed into her single engine, red Lockheed Vega and flew across the ocean, departing from Newfoundland and landing on a farm in Northern Ireland Burleigh s suspenseful text and Minor s shifting perspectives work in tandem to pull readers into the drama as they experience the anxiety and exhilaration that accompanied this historic flight Earhart s skill, stamina, and courage are put to the test when a thunderstorm erupts, her altimeter breaks, and icy wings cause the plane to plummet She faces the Hour of white knuckles.Hour of maybe and maybe not The third person narrative is arranged in two line stanzas of free verse the language is fresh and evocative, morphing to match the mood by turns terse, lyrical, relentless Minor s gouache and watercolor scenes pull back from intense close ups and cockpit perspectives to sweeping panoramic vistas, his fluid brushwork a perfect match for a tale of sea and sky This book will encourage children to consider the inner resources required to undertake such a feat when pilots had only themselves to rely on in this case, traversing 2000 miles without the security of land Back matter includes a technical note, bibliography, and inspirational quotes from Earhart s writings Endpapers depict a map of the flight and a rendering of the plane Pair this with Nikki Grimes s Talkin About Bessie Scholastic, 2002 to present another female aviator who experienced the pleasures and perils of being a pioneer Wendy Lukehart, Washington DC Public Library c Copyright 2010 Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc No redistribution permitted.Response to Two Professional Reviews I agree with these reviews that the illustrations in this book are amazing They are really breath taking and make you feel as if you are there in the cockpit with Amelia on this trip This is a great way to talk about one of History s many important women.Evaluation of Literary Elements It is nice to have these pictures in the book break up some of the text While the language used is simple, there are many metaphors, smilies, and personification examples used throughout the book which could be confusing to young readers I think this book is ideal for the fourth grade level Consideration of Instructional Application I would use this book as a way to introduce Amelia Earhart I would then have the children conduct a research project and create a presentation on her to show to the class I would also use this book to show how to use similes, metaphors, and other literary devices I would first introduce those concepts, then when reading this book I would have the children write down three examples of a simile from the text and analyze them


  7. Savannah Harpster Savannah Harpster says:

    This story begins in Newfoundland on May 20, 1932 with Amelia beginning her run down the runway in her airplane, Vega But, not before giving herself a pep talk, It is here the hour, the very minute Go Here Burleigh tries to create her thoughts and feelings oncewhich is a brilliant perspective Amelia has been up in the sky for hours gazing upon her beloved clouds, always looking on wards towards the wide horizon Now she is brought back from her distant memories of first time things This story begins in Newfoundland on May 20, 1932 with Amelia beginning her run down the runway in her airplane, Vega But, not before giving herself a pep talk, It is here the hour, the very minute Go Here Burleigh tries to create her thoughts and feelings oncewhich is a brilliant perspective Amelia has been up in the sky for hours gazing upon her beloved clouds, always looking on wards towards the wide horizon Now she is brought back from her distant memories of first time things by dark clouds, scribbling warnings in the night sky She tries to out climb the storm but ice forms on the wings Vega begins to dip and spin, falling to its watery death Then just at the last moment she lurches the plane forward, pulling it up at the very last second Now through the storm Amelia just has to get through the last hours of darkness Finally, Amelia see s the coastline and begins her descent down to the ground She is able to find one place to land and has succeeds in her two thousand and twenty six mile flight to Northern Ireland In all it took her fourteen hours and fifty six minutes to complete her journey.Just imagine sitting next to the most famous woman pilot of the world, would you be her co pilot or would you be shocked that she was just a woman Amelia Earhart was no ordinary woman She was actually an extraordinary woman in fact, to have been the second person to fly across the Atlantic Ocean Amelia was a woman that beat the odds and did the impossible And that is why she is remembered This book is called Night Flight Amelia Earhart Crosses the Atlantic because this was a biography of Amelia Earhart s journey across the Atlantic Ocean that captured her hour by hour flight, as the first woman to ever complete The narrator of the story tells this story in third person, creating a descriptive read aloud adventure The award winning author Robert Burleigh captures Amelia Earhart s first solo flight across the Atlantic through vibrant and rich detailed watercolors done by illustrator Wendell Minor, who also illustrated Morning, Noon and Night as well as If You Were a Penguin Overall, this is a great nonfiction book filled with edgy action packed pages that bring you into the cockpit with Amelia Earhart with the help of Minor s watercolor illustrations Without such beautiful illustrations you would not be able to truly capture the feelings that the author was trying to convey or be able to have an understanding of what Amelia was going through I deeply enjoyed the illustrations and her journey for all women kind So if you are looking for a good nonfiction book then this is a great pick Hardcover, 40 pagesPublished February 22nd 2011 by Simon Schuster Paula Wiseman Books ISBN1416967338 ISBN13 9781416967330 edition languageVietnamese


  8. Margo Tanenbaum Margo Tanenbaum says:

    There are no shortage of books for young people about aviator Amelia Earhart everything from picture books to longer biographies So do we really need another book about Amelia I d answer with a resounding yes this new release by Robert Burleigh, which came out just in time for Women s History Month, is a terrific addition to what is already in print On his website, Burleigh comments that no matter what his topic he has written over 30 books , he likes the book to convey the feeling of i There are no shortage of books for young people about aviator Amelia Earhart everything from picture books to longer biographies So do we really need another book about Amelia I d answer with a resounding yes this new release by Robert Burleigh, which came out just in time for Women s History Month, is a terrific addition to what is already in print On his website, Burleigh comments that no matter what his topic he has written over 30 books , he likes the book to convey the feeling of immediacy, of being there whether there is flying an airplane, hitting a baseball, or painting a picture In his newest book, just released in February, he has indeed succeeded admirably in making us feel that we re right there with Amelia on her dangerous 1936 solo flight across the expanse of the Atlantic ocean.This handsome picture book opens with Amelia about to take off on May 20, from Newfoundland The text is evocative and poetic, almost in free verse The plane swoops like a swallow over dark puddles and patches of tundraAmelia Earhart lives for this moment to follow the wide horizon that never ends We see Amelia s red Vega plane already far in the distance, as small figures on the ground wave goodbye The writing is full of suspense as danger strikes a raging storm The friendly night becomes a graph of fear a jagged line between where I am and not quite sure Will Amelia be able to pilot her plane across the vast ocean to safety This time Amelia will land safely in the Irish countryside, startling some cows in the pasture, as a farmer comes running to greet her But the happy ending is particularly poignant, since we know as we read this story that another flight her attempt to fly around the world just five years later won t end as happily for Amelia The book includes an afterword with brief biographical information, a bibliography, list of famous quotes by Amelia, and recommended internet resources Award winning artist Wendell Minor has contributed stunning gouache and watercolor paintings for this new book The endpapers, colored in an old fashioned sepia, show details about her Lockheed Vega 5B, which she dubbed the little red bus and also a map depicting her flight across the Atlantic I was particularly struck by the artist s dramatic use of light as Amelia flies over the ocean in the darkness, many of the two page spreads are illuminated by lightning over the ocean


  9. Elizabeth Elizabeth says:

    This book, in my opinion, did an absolutely amazing job telling about Amelia Earhart, who is sill on of the most well known female pilots, and how she was brave enough to do something not many people had the courage to do This book is good for children in 2nd grade 5th grade The writing style Robert Burleigh uses really helps readers feel like they are there in the moment, rather than reading a book The story comes from a third person perspective and is written in two line stanzas Robert Bur This book, in my opinion, did an absolutely amazing job telling about Amelia Earhart, who is sill on of the most well known female pilots, and how she was brave enough to do something not many people had the courage to do This book is good for children in 2nd grade 5th grade The writing style Robert Burleigh uses really helps readers feel like they are there in the moment, rather than reading a book The story comes from a third person perspective and is written in two line stanzas Robert Burleigh s writing style keeps readers of any age engaged and in anticipation of what will come next, all while using very well chosen word choice and appropriate and very descriptive language The illustrations are so cute and well done, and really bring the story to life, and help readers see exactly what the author wants them to This book would have a large purpose in my classroom, because I have always thought Amelia Earhart is a woman that many young girls should look up to I know I looked up to her and saw her as a role model somewhat after reading books about her when I was little, and I would personally encourage my students to do the same Much like the purpose I had for the biography on Jane Goodall, I would use this book during a genre study, or would use it during Women s History Month which I think is important to study and go over with children of any age , or to show students how important believing in yourself and following your dreams is For the genre study, or just a study over Amelia Earhart, I would have students think about and share why they think Amelia Earhart is a good role model, why she did the things she did fly across the Atlantic , and why why not it is important to her life and or the story, etc I think reading this while focusing on the fact that she is a woman, and the first woman to ever do this, is a very important detail to point out to children, which is why I would definitely use this book as a read aloud during Women s History Month


  10. Betsie Johnson Betsie Johnson says:

    BIOGRAPHICAL PICTURE BOOKThis book was very well done The illustrations and are stunning and the writing is beautiful I would definitely read this book to my class if we were studying American History, or influential women in America The first spread in the book shows Amelia s map of when she traveled across the Atlantic from Newfoundland to Ireland It shows her flight distance and flight time, and the exact location of her departure and arrival The very last spread in the book shows the sp BIOGRAPHICAL PICTURE BOOKThis book was very well done The illustrations and are stunning and the writing is beautiful I would definitely read this book to my class if we were studying American History, or influential women in America The first spread in the book shows Amelia s map of when she traveled across the Atlantic from Newfoundland to Ireland It shows her flight distance and flight time, and the exact location of her departure and arrival The very last spread in the book shows the specs of her plane, fondly called the Little Red Bus The author wrote an afterword on Amelia Earhart and her life achievements The illustrator, Wendell Minor, painted beautiful pictures to represent each portion of Amelia s flight The pictures take up the entire page and use bright colors to show the landscape of the places she flies over When Amelia is flying through the middle of the night, the sky is navy, gray, and black, but her bright red plane is always the main focus Robert Burleigh, the illustrator, must have a special connection to aviation and Amelia Earhart because he describes her journey so eloquently There are many similes, metaphors, and alliterations throughout the book, which makes for a great read aloud While the story is suspenseful and quite interesting, it is also informational As I previously mentioned, I think this is a perfect book to use in an American History unit, and I plan to use it myself at some point


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