On the night of April 20, 1933, the First Lady, Eleanor Roosevelt, entertained her friend Amelia Earhart, the celebrated aviator, at a White House dinner party. Amelia described the mystery of flying at night, and then invited Eleanor to come along on a flight to Baltimore and back so they could see Washington, D.C. from the air. (The night-lit panorama of the capitol building seen from the air is dazzling in Selznick's silvery colored pencil illustrations.) In return, the next day Eleanor took Amelia on a fast drive in her new motorcar.
THEMES: BIOGRAPHICAL FICTION. FLIGHT. HISTORICAL FICTION. PICTURE BOOKS FOR OLDER READERS. WOMEN.
Scholastic Press, 1999
Suggested Ages: 7-10