Synopses & Reviews
"Balanced, funny, provocativeand#151;and most of all, important for anyone wanting to unand#173;derstand girlhood in America."and#151;E. Lockhart,and#160;New York Timesand#160;bestselling author ofand#160;We Were Liarsand#160;
Barbie just might be the most famous doll in the world. She has represented fifty different nationalities. Sheand#8217;s stepped into the always-fashionable shoes of more than one hundred twenty careers. She has been played with, studied, celebrated, and criticized for more than fifty years. And she has unquestionably influenced generations of girlsand#151;whether that influence has been positiveand#160;or negative depends on whom you ask.
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Acclaimed nonfiction author Tanya Lee Stone takes an unbiased look at how Barbie became the icon that she is.and#160;Part biographyand#151;both of the doll and of her inventor, Ruth Handlerand#151;and part exploration of the cultural phenomenon that is Barbie, The Good, the Bad, and the Barbie is filled with personal anecdotes, memories, and opinions from people of all ages. Featuring original color and black-and-white photographs, this book is for everyone who understands that weand#8217;re all living in a Barbie world.
"This is no mere Barbie book. This is a how-to manual about being a girl."and#151;Lauren Myracle,and#160;New York Timesand#160;bestselling author
* "Source notes, a bibliography, and lots of images, including an inset of color photos, add to an offering that pleases and intrigues." and#151;Booklist, starred review
These books feature hundreds of full-color photos of Barbie doll fashions, detailed descriptions, and current values. They even include fashions for Ken doll, family, and friends. All the original outfits for all the dolls, outfits sold separately, and over 20 rare gift sets are included.
This beautiful, entertaining book features hundreds of full-color photos of Barbie doll fashions, detailed descriptions, and current values. A stylebook of fashions complete with all accessories. 2006 values.
About the Author
Tanya Lee Stone is an award-winning author whose works have received critical acclaim and accolades including ALAand#8217;s Sibert Medal (for informational text) and SCBWIand#8217;s Golden Kite Award. She is also the author of the YALSA Award Finalist for Excellence in Nonfiction, Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream.and#160;She lives in Burlington, Vermont.