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Amelia and Eleanor Go for a Ride (Hardcover)

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By Pam Muñoz Ryan, Brian Selznick (Illustrator)
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An extraordinary picture book from Newbery Honoree Pam Muñoz Ryan and Caldecott Medalist Brian Selznick about two heroines, national treasures, and close friends, Amelia Earhart and Eleanor Roosevelt!

Amelia Earhart and Eleanor Roosevelt were birds of a feather. Not only were they two of the most admired and respected women of all time, they were also good friends. Illuminated here for the first time in picture book form is the true story of a thrilling night when they made history together!On a brisk and cloudless evening in April 1933, Amelia and Eleanor did the unprecedented: They stole away from a White House dinner, commandeered an Eastern Air Transport jet, and took off on a glorious adventure--while still dressed in their glamorous evening gowns!This picture book tour de force celebrates the pioneering spirit of two friends whose passion for life gave them the courage to defy convention in the name of fulfillment, conviction, and fun. Soaring text, inspired by the known facts of this event, and breathtaking drawings ask readers to dream dreams as big as Amelia and Eleanor's.

About the Author


Pam Muñoz Ryan is the recipient of the Newbery Honor Medal and the Kirkus Prize for her New York Times bestselling novel, Echo, as well as the NEA's Human and Civil Rights Award and the Virginia Hamilton Literary Award for multicultural literature for her body of work. Her celebrated novels, Echo, Esperanza Rising, The Dreamer, Riding Freedom, Becoming Naomi Léon, and Paint the Wind, have received countless accolades, among them two Pura Belpré Awards, a NAPPA Gold Award, a Jane Addams Children's Book Award, and two Américas Awards. Her acclaimed picture books include Amelia and Eleanor Go for a Ride and When Marian Sang, both illustrated by Brian Selznick, and Tony Baloney, illustrated by Edwin Fotheringham, as well as a beginning reader series featuring Tony Baloney. Ryan lives near San Diego, California, with her family.
Brian Selznick's books have garnered countless accolades worldwide, and have been translated into more than 35 languages. He is the Caldecott Medal-winning creator of the #1 New York Times bestsellers The Invention of Hugo Cabret, adapted into Martin Scorsese's Oscar-winning movie Hugo; and Wonderstruck, adapted into the eponymous movie by celebrated filmmaker Todd Haynes, with a screenplay by Selznick; as well as the New York Times bestsellers The Marvels and Baby Monkey, Private Eye. Most recently, he illustrated the 20th anniversary paperback edition covers of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series.

Praise For…


Distinctions and Praise for Amelia and Eleanor Go for a Ride: (partial listing)Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Los Angeles Times Book of the Year 2000ALA Notable ILA Notable Children's Books for a Global SocietyABA Book Sense Book of the Year FinalistCBC/NCSS Notable Children's Book in the Field of Social StudiesBank Street College Best Children's Books of the YearParenting Magazine 1999 "Reading Magic" Award WinnerPen USA West Literary Award in Children's Literature 2000"A compelling slice from the lives of two determined, outspoken and passionate women." --Publishers Weekly

Distinctions and Praise for Amelia and Eleanor Go for a Ride: (partial listing)Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Los Angeles Times Book of the Year 2000ALA Notable ILA Notable Children's Books for a Global SocietyABA Book Sense Book of the Year FinalistCBC/NCSS Notable Children's Book in the Field of Social StudiesBank Street College Best Children's Books of the YearParenting Magazine 1999 "Reading Magic" Award WinnerPen USA West Literary Award in Children's Literature 2000"A compelling slice from the lives of two determined, outspoken and passionate women." --Publishers Weekly


Product Details
ISBN: 9780590960755
ISBN-10: 059096075X
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Publication Date: October 1st, 1999
Pages: 40
Language: English
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