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Just Being Audrey

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Publisher Comments:

From Roman Holiday to Breakfast at Tiffany's, when Audrey Hepburn starred in a movie, she lit up the screen. Her unique sense of fashion, her grace, and, most important, her spirit made her beloved by generations. But her life offscreen was even more luminous. As a little girl growing up in Nazi-occupied Europe, she learned early on that true kindness is the greatest measure of a person—and it was a lesson she embodied as she became one of the first actresses to use her celebrity to shine a light on the impoverished children of the world through her work with UNICEF.

This is Audrey Hepburn as a little girl, an actress, an icon, an inspiration; this is Audrey just being Audrey.

Review:

"Audrey Hepburn proves as irresistible a character in the pages of a children's book as she is in those soigné roles of the silver screen. Denos (Grandma's Gloves) is spot-on in her watercolor portraits of Hepburn at each stage of her life; even those readers who haven't seen Sabrina, Roman Holiday, or Charade (at least not yet) will understand instantly how Hepburn's ballerina bearing, gamine chic, and openhearted worldliness made her a one-of-a-kind star and fashion icon. Debut author Cardillo's literal, matter-of fact storytelling could have used a little more élan (especially given that her subject once spoke the urbane words of Peter Stone, Billy Wilder, and George Axelrod), but she gets her point across: 'Audrey had become more than an actress; she was an inspiration. While most Hollywood starlets were curvy and wore glamorous outfits, Audrey would only be herself.' And the story is packed with fascinating details about Hepburn's upbringing in WWII Europe and foray into acting. Any grownup who bemoans the way Katy Perry et al. dominate contemporary popular culture should buy this for their favorite girl — ASAP. Ages 4 — 8. (Feb.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)

Synopsis:

This book for younger readers pays a stunning tribute to one of America's most beloved icons--Audrey Hepburn. Illustrations.

About the Author

Margaret Cardillo earned her MFA in creative writing as a James A. Michener Fellow at the University of Miami. A former children's book editor in New York City, she now lives in South Florida.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780061852831
Author:
Cardillo, Margaret
Publisher:
Balzer + Bray
Illustrator:
Denos, Julia
Author:
Denos, Julia
Subject:
Motion picture actors and actresses
Subject:
Hepburn, Audrey
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - Performing Arts
Subject:
Girls & Women
Subject:
Performing arts
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Biography
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20110125
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from PreS to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
11 x 7.5 x 0.25 in 12 oz
Age Level:
04-08

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Product details 32 pages Balzer & Bray/Harperteen - English 9780061852831 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Audrey Hepburn proves as irresistible a character in the pages of a children's book as she is in those soigné roles of the silver screen. Denos (Grandma's Gloves) is spot-on in her watercolor portraits of Hepburn at each stage of her life; even those readers who haven't seen Sabrina, Roman Holiday, or Charade (at least not yet) will understand instantly how Hepburn's ballerina bearing, gamine chic, and openhearted worldliness made her a one-of-a-kind star and fashion icon. Debut author Cardillo's literal, matter-of fact storytelling could have used a little more élan (especially given that her subject once spoke the urbane words of Peter Stone, Billy Wilder, and George Axelrod), but she gets her point across: 'Audrey had become more than an actress; she was an inspiration. While most Hollywood starlets were curvy and wore glamorous outfits, Audrey would only be herself.' And the story is packed with fascinating details about Hepburn's upbringing in WWII Europe and foray into acting. Any grownup who bemoans the way Katy Perry et al. dominate contemporary popular culture should buy this for their favorite girl — ASAP. Ages 4 — 8. (Feb.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
"Synopsis" by , This book for younger readers pays a stunning tribute to one of America's most beloved icons--Audrey Hepburn. Illustrations.
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