AMELIA'S FANTASTIC FLIGHT by Rose Bursik

AMELIA'S FANTASTIC FLIGHT

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Age Range: 4 - 8
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 Amelia, first seen reading a book about planes, builds a one-seater just her size, modeled on her simple red toy. Off she goes on an alliterative journey (``She breezed through Brazil, and she got a kick out of Kenya''), with her progress around the world recorded on inset maps and in representative--if somewhat stereotypical--scenes for each country, arriving home in time for dinner and a bedtime story about rockets. The role-modeling is rather obviously deliberate, but bracing: Amelia is an imaginative, take-charge child. Meanwhile, Bursik makes a strong debut with her crisp, clean illustrations, the gentle modeling of the animals Amelia sees blending nicely with decoratively stylized plants and backdrop landscapes with minimal detail. A map highlighting countries along the route rounds out the story. (Picture book. 4-8)

Pub Date: March 1st, 1992
ISBN: 0-8050-1872-7
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Henry Holt
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Feb. 1st, 1992