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Amelia And Eleanor Go For A Ride

By Pam Mu�oz Ryan

Scholastic Press, 1999
Pages : 40
Suggested Ages: 10 and Up
ISBN: 9780590960755

On the night of April 20, 1933, the First Lady, Eleanor Roosevelt, entertained her friend Amelia Earhart, the celebrated aviator, at a White House dinner party. Amelia described the mystery of flying at night, and then invited Eleanor to come along on a flight to Baltimore and back so they could see Washington, D.C. from the air. (The night-lit panorama of the capitol building seen from the air is dazzling in Selznick's silvery colored pencil illustrations.) In return, the next day Eleanor took Amelia on a fast drive in her new motorcar.

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Themes : BIOGRAPHICAL FICTION. FLIGHT. HISTORICAL FICTION. PICTURE BOOKS FOR OLDER READERS. WOMEN.

If you love this book, then try:

Adler, David A. A Picture Book of Amelia Earhart. Holiday House, 1998.


Adler, David A. A Picture Book of Eleanor Roosevelt. Holiday House, 1991.


Armstrong, Jennifer. The American Story. Knopf, 2006.


Bausum, Ann. Our Country's First Ladies. National Geographic, 2007.


Brown, Don. Ruth Law Thrills a Nation. Ticknor & Fields, 1993.


Burleigh, Robert. Flight: The Journey of Charles Lindbergh. Philomel, 1991.


Cooney, Barbara. Eleanor. Viking, 1996.


Fleming, Candace. A Big Cheese for the White House. DK Ink, 1999.


Fleming, Candace. Our Eleanor: A Scrapbook Look at Eleanor Roosevelt's Remarkable Life. Atheneum, 2005.


Harness, Cheryl. Franklin & Eleanor. Dutton, 2004.


Hines, Gary. A Christmas Tree in the White House. Henry Holt, 1998.


Kerley, Barbara. Walt Whitman: Words for America. Illus. by Brian Selznick. Scholastic, 2004.


Krull, Kathleen. Lives of Extraordinary Women: Rulers, Rebels (and What the Neighbors Thought). Harcourt, 2000.


Lauber, Patricia. Lost Star: The Story of Amelia Earhart. Scholastic, 1988.


Ryan, Pam Mu�oz. When Marian Sang. Illus. by Brian Selznick. Scholastic, 2002.


Szabo, Corinne. Sky Pioneer: A Photobiography of Amelia Earhart. National Geographic, 1997.

Critics have said

In this sparkling picture book based on a true incident, Ryan (Riding Freedom, with Selznick) proves that Amelia Earhart and Eleanor Roosevelt truly were "birds of a feather."
Publishers Weekly