Amelia Erroway: Castaway Commander: A Graphic Novel (Paperback)
Being lost can sometimes be the first step toward finding your destiny.
A Junior Library Guild Selection
Forbidden to become a pilot by her overprotective father, Amelia Erroway yearns to command her own airship. To prove her worth, she sets off alone on her father's prized craft. But disaster strikes: A fierce storm crashes her ship in uncharted lands and Amelia, now a castaway, must use her wits to survive. With the help of Rastor and Fynley, brothers who live deep in the Juniper rainforest, Amelia is determined to repair her airship and, with her newly formed crew, fly home.
About the Author
B.C. Peterschmidt has dreamed her entire life of being a visual storyteller. She was born and raised in Minnesota and began her career as a freelance illustrator, later graduating from Pratt Institute. She has illustrated book covers for Diana Wynne Jones’s The Island of Chaldea and Naomi Shihab Nye’s The Turtle of Oman. Her work is published in Marvel’s New York Times bestselling anthology Out of the Past and also appears in Frank Beddor’s Hatter Madigan series. B. C. Peterschmidt now makes her home in California.
Nielsen's always first-rate historical fiction, this one about the early 20th century Lithuanian struggle against the Cossack occupation and censorship of Lithuanian culture, traditions and banning of books, hums along at a pace which will endear action/adventure fans into turning pages. Some scary situations -- beatings, villages set on fire and constant surveillance -- make the book a better fit for at least ages 9 and up. - Review by Maureen