**Are you looking for another easy chapter book? A Question of Yams tells how young Kuri tangles with the witchdoctors in his village. **Do you need a mystery for your middle grade child to enjoy? The Secret of the Golden Cowrie and Trouble at Silver Pines Inn happen in the New Jersey Pine Barrens, and The Mystery of the Indian Carvings takes place on a Canadian island. **Does your child like to read about dogs? Airplanes? The three-part series, Adventures of an Arctic Missionary, stars a beautiful husky named Mik-shrok and a missionary pilot. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Jon Repp. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/017941de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
As a tomboy growing up in Kansas, Amelia Earhart delighted in trying new and risky things, once she even built a roller-coaster in her grandparent´s backyard.In her 20s she fell in love with flight while watching an aerobatics exhibition and grew even more enthralled when she took her first airplane ride. At age 24 she earned her pilot´s wings and in 1928 took part in the transatlantic ´´Friendship´´ flight. In 1937 she married publisher George Putnam who managed her career and promoted her zealously, ensuring her status as the world´s best-known aviatrix. The next year she flew solo over the Atlantic, afterward receiving the Distinguished Flying Cross, and began championing the efforts of women to explore careers traditionally held by men.Tragically, just days before her 40th birthday, her plane vanished en route to a tiny island in the Pacific Ocean as she neared the end of her round-the-world journey. After an exhaustive search, no trace of the plane or Amelia was ever found. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Kris Faulkner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bimo/000410de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This book celebrates the final spaceflight in the Mercury series, flown by NASA astronaut Gordon Cooper, who led an adventurous life in the cockpit of airplanes and spacecraft alike, and on his Mercury mission he became the last American ever to rocket into space alone. He flew in the Mercury and Gemini programs and served as head of flight crew operations in both the Apollo and Skylab programs. Based on extensive research and first-person interviews, this is a complete history of the Faith 7 flight and its astronaut. Cooper later gained notoriety following the release of the movie, The Right Stuff , in which he was depicted by Dennis Quaid, but Burgess discovers there was even more drama to his story. It completes the Pioneers in Early Spaceflight subseries in fitting fashion. Colin Burgesss first book, The Diggers of Colditz was published simultaneously in the U.K. and Australia in 1985. His next few books were on the Australian prisoner-of -war experience and then he turned his efforts to writing about his principal interest: human space exploration. Colin has written a number of books on the subject for the University of Nebraska Press and Springer-Praxis. The books he has written or co-authored for Springer-Praxis are NASAs Scientist-Astronauts, Animals in Space, The First Soviet Cosmonaut Team, Selecting the Mercury Seven, Moon Bound, Freedom 7, Liberty Bell 7, Friendship 7, Aurora 7, and Sigma 7. Colin also wrote Interkosmos (2016) with co-author Bert Vis, and a history of NASAs Group 5 and 7 astronauts with co-author David J. Shayler. In addition, he is the series editor and sometimes author for the Outward Odyssey series of books on the social history of space exploration for the University of Nebraska Press.