What I’m Doing at Kirkus This Week (Plus What
I Did Last Week, Featuring… Well, Amelia Earhart)

h1 May 6th, 2011 by jules


Amelia Earhart’s license from the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale

This morning over at Kirkus, I’ll have some thoughts on Slog’s Dad from David Almond and Dave McKean, published in February by Candlewick. And that would be because I am such a fan of Almond’s writing and McKean’s artwork, that I always sit up and take notice when they release anything. (Well, as I understand it, this is only their second collaboration, but still… Bliss.)

In fact, Almond stopped by here in 2008 for an interview, and here is the 2009 McKean interview, quite possibly my favorite 7-Imp interview ever.

The Kirkus link is here this morning.

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Last week’s column was a Q & A with author Candace Fleming. If you missed it, it’s here. She discusses the research and writing of her superb biography, Amelia Lost: The Life and Disappearance of Amelia Earhart, published by Schwartz & Wade in February. Below are a couple more images from the book. Enjoy.


“Amelia peeks happily from the cockpit window of her Lockheed Vega, 1928.”


“Amelia poses for photographers the day after her solo transatlantic flight.”

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AMELIA LOST: THE LIFE AND DISAPPEARANCE OF AMELIA EARHART. Copyright © 2011 by Candace Fleming. Published by Schwartz & Wade Books, New York. All images reproduced by permission of the publisher.

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One comment to “What I’m Doing at Kirkus This Week (Plus What
I Did Last Week, Featuring… Well, Amelia Earhart)”

  1. I read a biography about her once. She actually wasn’t that great of a flyer. She was horrible at landing. I think her husband? made sure her crashes although not injuring her were not known by the press.


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