AMELIA'S FLYING MACHINE by Barbara Shook Hazen


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It's the summer of 1905, and Amelia, who expresses a wish ""to fly, too"" when her father tells her about ""two brothers named Wright,"" is none other than Amelia Earhart--which you might learn if you read the jacket copy. Since this would give some interest and a little substance to a story otherwise lacking both, it's hard to understand why it was suppressed. All that remains is one more premature feminist circumventing Grandma's strictures and showing up the neighbor boy by building and riding a ""rolly coaster"" like they have at the Chicago World's Fair. Wispy pictures and interspersed half-blank pages which cry for pictures complete the damage.

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 1977
Publisher: Doubleday