Thursday, November 24, 2016

Just Being Audrey

Just Being Audrey
written by Margaret Cardillo, and illustrated by Julia Denos [j Biography Hepburn]

When returning some new juvenile non-fiction titles to the “new materials displays”, this picture-book biography of the actress Audrey Hepburn caught my eye. Hepburn is one of the most famous actresses in film history — one of the “icons”, although with Marilyn, Bogart, Bette Davis and a handful of others, who set style trends just by being themselves. This lovely and charming autobiography hits the highlights of Audrey’s life, from her childhood in Nazi-occupied Europe, through her celebrated film career, to her international charity work on behalf of UNICEF. The art by Julias Denis is clean and bright, and capture’s Hepburn’s unique spirit. If you’re even in the slightly bit interested in the life and career of one of our most well-regarded film stars of days-gone-by, but don’t want to commit to a text-heavy biography, I recommend sampling this wonderful and engaging juvenile biography.

[ official Margaret Cardillo and Just Being Audrey web site ]

Recommended by Scott C.
Bennett Martin Public Library

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