cover image Amelia Earhart and the Flying Chariot (Time Twisters)

Amelia Earhart and the Flying Chariot (Time Twisters)

Steve Sheinkin, illus. by Neil Swaab. Roaring Brook, $13.99 (176p) ISBN 978-1-250-14899-5

In this addition to Sheinkin’s effervescent series, nine-year-old protagonists Abby and Doc are exhausted from their journeys through history via cardboard box time machine. But when Abby’s glasses get mixed up with Amelia Earhart’s goggles, she dives back into the box to find them (plus, she really wants to meet Amelia Earhart). Crossing paths with the dauntless aviator in 1932—and learning about her famed transatlantic flight—leads to an unexpected diversion: time travel to Olympia, the site of the ancient Olympics. Swaab’s black-and-white art accentuates the text’s humor, while Sheinkin creates a graceful blend of true history and outrageous adventure. Fans of the books will particularly welcome the appearance of the irrepressible Abraham Lincoln in this volume. Also available in this series: Abraham Lincoln, Pro Wrestler; Abigail Adams, Pirate of the Caribbean; and Neil Armstrong and Nat Love, Space Cowboys. Ages 7–10. [em](June) [/em]