From childhood to her last flight across the Pacific, Amelia Earhart's energy and imagination were focussed on machines and adventure. She found the perfect outlet for her energies in flying and tinkering with airplanes. The tomboyishness that had seemed so out of place in high school days, did not matter in her easy comradely friendships with mechanics and test pilots. Her marriage to the publisher, George Putnam, was a happy one, out short by her early death. An interesting personality, information for the air-minded, unique achievements and goals, a sprinkling of romance, make this a good biography for girls of high school age. Choice of Catholic Childrens Book Club.