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Lauber, Patricia.
New York : Scholastic, 1988.
IL 3-6, RL 5.9
ISBN 0590411594
Have you ever heard of Amelia Earhart?  She was a famous pilot.  Back before there was regular airline service, very few people flew airplanes.  There were few airports for them to land either.  Most just found an open field and set down the plane.  The planes were very small and only held a couple of people.  Amelia Earhart fell in love with flying.  She also loved setting records.  Her first record was for flying across the Atlantic Ocean.  She was the first woman to fly over the Atlantic.  She didn't actually fly the plane.  She was too inexperienced for that.  She had a pilot who did the flying.  But she was the first woman to cross the Atlantic in an airplane.  She eventually did become a good pilot and set many more records.  Her life was mired in mystery though.  To find out all about it, read Lost Star : The Story of Amelia Earhart.
SUBJECTS:     Earhart, Amelia, 1897-1937.
                        Air pilots -- United States
                        Women -- Biography.


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