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Amelia And Eleanor Go For A Ride (SIGNED)

Ryan, Pam Munoz; Selznick, Brian

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ISBN 10: 059096075X / ISBN 13: 9780590960755
Published by Scholastic Press, New York, 1999
Condition: As New Hardcover
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SIGNED and inscribed on title page by the author, "To Ilana, Fly with Amelia and Eleanor! Pam Munoz Ryan, 2002." ; Tight, clean and crisp. No remainder mark. Not price clipped. Not ex-library. An excellent copy. ; 0.42 x 12.42 x 10.32 Inch; 40 pages; Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 14560

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Title: Amelia And Eleanor Go For A Ride (SIGNED)

Publisher: Scholastic Press, New York

Publication Date: 1999

Binding: Soft Cover

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition; Seventh Printing

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Amelia Earhart and Eleanor Roosevelt were birds of a feather. Not only were they two of the most admired and respected women of all time, they were also good friends. Illuminated here for the first time in picture book form is the true story of a thrilling night when they made history together!

On a brisk and cloudless evening in April 1933, Amelia and Eleanor did the unprecedented: They stole away from a White House dinner, commandeered an Eastern Air Transport jet, and took off on a glorious adventure--while still dressed in their glamorous evening gowns!

This picture book tour de force celebrates the pioneering spirit of two friends whose passion for life gave them the courage to defy convention in the name of fulfillment, conviction, and fun. Soaring text, inspired by the known facts of this event, and breathtaking drawings ask readers to dream dreams as big as Amelia and Eleanor's.


On a clear April evening in 1933, two outspoken and strong-minded friends slipped away from a formal dinner party to have a little unconventional fun. What made this event remarkable was that the two were Amelia Earhart and Eleanor Roosevelt, dining at the White House; their entertainment of choice was to fly an airplane on a loop from Washington D.C. to Baltimore. Pooh-poohing Secret Service agents' concerns that this activity hadn't been "approved," the celebrated aviator and the First Lady stole away before dessert was served, and took to the sky.

Inspired by the true facts of this little-known event, based on diaries, book transcripts, and newspaper accounts, Pam Munoz Ryan brings the thrilling evening to life as if she had been on that plane herself. Emphasizing the mettle and independent spirits of the two women, Ryan presents a pair of pioneering social and political activists any woman--or man--even today would be proud to claim as role models. An author's note gives some intriguing background information on these two exceptional women. Award-winning illustrator Brian Selznick lived in Washington D.C. while researching the graphite and colored pencil drawings for this book, which include authentic wallpaper and china patterns. (Ages 6 to 10) --Emilie Coulter

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