This fascinating book about Amelia Earhart is among the first of many titles in the National Geographic Readers series to highlight important historical figures and brings an understanding of her historical significance to a whole new audience. Young readers will learn about the fascinating life and legacy of this pioneering pilot and adventurer, whose disappearance over the Pacific in 1937 has intrigued audiences for decades. This updated Level 1 reader includes new evidence that suggests proof of her life on a desert island.
Caroline Gilpin has been a writer, editor, and teacher for 25 years. She is currently a newspaper education editor and freelance writer, as well as a writing coach. She received her bachelor's degree in English from Connecticut College and obtained a master's degree in journalism from Temple University. She currently lives in Scarsdale, New York, with her three children and their dog, Maggie.